Is it me, or...?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by D_Martin van Burden, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. D_Martin van Burden

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    Did all of the "lib'ral media bias" folks just pop out of the wood work all of a sudden?
     
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    They've always been here. They're just getting more brazen about their existence now that we have "dirty libs" in office.
     
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    I'm not sure where you're coming from, Vinyl. Do you wonder where the conservatives who consider the media to be "the enemy" have come from? (I suspect they came off the ark.) Or do you mean where those in the media who have a liberal bias have come from?
     
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    The classic 'victim'. But yes someone must have sprayed the Raid.
     
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    Bolded and underlined. :wink:
    When I first joined this site, there was a lot of anti-Bush rhetoric going on in the Politics section much to the chagrin of the conservatives on the board. Grant it, some of the posts were completely over the top even if I didn't like Bush as a president at all. But I personally believe that some of the voices we're hearing now in opposition of the current administration are not due to any real concern on their policies, but in their minds retribution for the years of "Bush bashing" they've experienced. One person in particular (who will remain nameless) actually said that they were doing it to "balance the board from its bias to one side".

    Compare the number of voices from the conservative side before Obama was in office to the number that are here now that he's in and you'll see what I mean. It's also reflected in the number of anti-Liberal, anti-Democrat, anti-Obama threads that materialize on a regular basis. Grant it, the majority came from a few people (one of which was banned) but on certain days it's almost as if someone can't even mention Obama in a positive light without a number of people either insulting or condemning you as some kind of Kool-Aid drinker... which, by the way is now the lamest insult on the board next to "libtard" and "conservitard". That's because EVERYONE here (regardless of the political affiliation) has taken a chug... some even do power shots of it. Find another beverage, people. :rolleyes:
     
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    Any information that does not subscribe to right winged ideology is biased, in their opinion, no matter how factual or evenhanded the coverage.

    It is how they undermine the truth in the minds of the gullible.

    (Propaganda 101)
     
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    Kettle meet pot...
     
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    And the assault on science threatens to undermine the very foundation of the country. Thankfully the theocrats are gone.

    Scientific American Magazine Honors Obama For ‘Welcoming Back’ Science Into White House


    • President Obama’s accomplishments in a matter of weeks of taking office were so extraordinary that he could not be denied.
    • The president’s unprecedented emphasis on science and technology should propel basic research, innovation, and U.S. scientific and technological competitiveness for generations to come.
     
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    Conservatives do love to portray themselves as victims.

    This week its liberal media bias.

    Last week it was socialism.

    Next week it'll be leftist professors.

    Repeat.
     
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    Conservatives inherently feel like victims as they are in the minority, but they have been railing against the "liberal media" esp. the NY Times, and Wash Post since Nixon. Ever since then, conservatives, and faceless corps have purchased as many newspapers, and tv stations as they possibly can, in a vain attempt to "own" the "handles" of public debate, yet they still use the liberal media, much of which is now corporate owned (i.e Time Warner owns CNN), as a whipping boy for their dissent.

    Conservatives always say it's about choice, but generally the only choice they make is to try an opt out of any public system they disagree with. Just look at how they have not dealt with health care reform. I loved how Barack called many of them out in his speech tonight.

    Today the offer to buy the Chicago Sun Times, a bankrupt, formerly conservative tabloid, which Murdoch ran into the ground, before selling it in 2007, was $25M. That's for the No. 2 paper in the third largest US media market. 20 years ago you could not have purchased 10% of the stock for price. Perhaps it is no coincidence that two conservatives newspaper companies, as the Chicago Tribune is also bankrupt, are going broke in the same city. Meanwhile the NY Times, and Washington Post, tho' hobbled, are still is in business.
     
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    I dunno about that. The way things have been falling apart for the Republicans -- the Governor of South Carolina and then Senator Joe Wilson's cat-calling during the president's speech, that Baachman Congresswoman (sp? please) who denies she's a birther (then is caught on tape whispering loudly into an old lady's ear that she really IS a birther), the Dishonorable John Ensign who is in hiding as Junior Senator from Nevada (Las Vegas) and a several times born again evangelical christian announces his two-year affair with his best friend's wife (so he could beat the Las Vegas Sun's front page headlines), and the Republican old boyze network -- those 9 or 12 who do the synchronized frowning and who find reading more than 1,000 pages of proposed legislation beyond human ability (Orrin Hatch is truly dismayed with his boyze, as well as pissed that it looks like he'll never reach his life-long goal of becoming a member of the Supreme Court), and -- correct me if I'm wrong -- but there's a loose cannon Senator or Representative from Louisiana who has recently been caught being bad? -- well, it looks as though the Republicans are doing a very good job of destroying their credibility.

    When my Aunt Vera (92, life-long Republican, and still canning up a storm of fruits, vegetables, and preserves every year) suddenly admitted to me via Skype the other day that she changed her voting registration status to that of Democrat!? "And I didn't care who watched me do it at the County Court House!" (she lives in a very small town called Richfield, Ewetaw, so you just know her neighbors are going to shun her), well as they say . . . the times they are a changing.

    Beets and Cheese Whiz! I'm a registered voter, but not as a supporting member of any party, but my Aunt Vera?!

    Hell is truly freezing over. But that's OK. I like winter sports. :smile:
     
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