"This Other Branch of Government, If You Will, Called the Media"

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  1. Bbucko

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    More hilarity from Governor Palin. The entire quote:

    “This is for the sake of our democracy that there is fairness in this other branch of government, if you will, called the media,” she said. “It is foreign to me the way some in the mainstream media are thinking.”

    Is she calling for a re-imposition of the Fairness Doctrine?
     
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    Elect Tina Fey in 2002!
     
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    Palin is an irrelevant . . {post derogatory word of choice}.
    I won't even bother to re-post all the racist epitaths her constituancy shouted out at her campaign rallies. Don't worry......i guarentee she will go away.
     
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    The problem is the MEDIA won't ignore this white trash nobody!
     
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    Be real for a moment, Bbucko.

    No one knows what she is calling for, anytime she calls for something. Not even she knows.

    She tries to sound intelligent, but fails. Every time. Almost every phrase that comes out of her mouth sounds like a bushism, except with a backwoods flavor.
     
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    Mmmmm, but her...(ahem)...flavor looks so yummy...

    +1


    You're welcome. :wink:

    I'd agree that she's done a fair job of attracting like-minded* folks.


    *Not sure if that term can honestly be applied to either those who have no mind or those who willfully refuse to use it.
     
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    I majored in engineering, NOT spelling. And what is with all the spelling NAZI's on this site. If it matters......my spelling would be much better if the spell check on this site worked......i am quite dependent on it with all my MSN software. Anyhow......i think i am still capable of making a point...even with atrocious spelling.:redface:
     
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    A spell checker won't do a thing to correct epitaph to epithet because epitaph is a legitimate word.

    It is rude to correct someone else's language mistakes; all the etiquette books will tell you that. I think people believe that if you care enough to make a point, that you should care enough to present it properly as it appears disrespectful to just throw it out there without editing (something which I'm horribly guilty of myself:redface:).
     
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    Palin is poorly-educated. She does not seem to grasp that the foreign thinking she mentions is something she should learn rather than attempt to silence. If she does not, then how can she understand her own opposition to the ideas she's hearing? The only way to effectively counter an argument is know what it is you're arguing against.

    The media in this country, nor in any other with a free press, has ever been fair. I think the publications from the very earliest days of our country are highly illustrative of that. Wasn't she taught about the failure of most of Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798?
     
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    Exactly, Jason.

    Unless I'm being intentionally rude (or playfully snarky), I won't correct others' syntactic missteps...certainly not without also voicing commentary of my own as well. If the only contribution you have to a conversation is to pedantically point out the errors of others, then you add nothing of value and should keep your mouth shut.

    To be clear, pym, I agree with your statement wholeheartedly. I put in the corrections to help you - as Jason said - polish the presentation, as it certainly won't be the last time you ever get to use those words. The smiley-faced guy was there to signal my lack of malice in doing so.

    Carry on, then. Sieg heil!

    (exits stage left, goose-stepping)
     
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    That's true, but he didn't write epitaph, either... sort of a hybrid. Either way, simple spelling mistakes are one thing; when it wildly changes the meaning, that's somthing else. I think it is important to distinguish between a racial "disparaging or abusive word or phrase", and a racial "inscription on or at a tomb or a grave in memory of the one buried there".

    Just sayin'.:biggrin1: (EOI)
    I don't know how poorly educated she may or may not be; I do know that her thinking process, and her world view, are typical of those in her church denomination across the country. Silencing "them" is better than understanding "them".
     
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    HG, that's not the first time you've mentioned how hawt you think she is. I think she looks like a drag queen. Is there something you aren't telling me?
     
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    Blah blah... get over it.

    I hope the Democrats push for the Fairness Doctrine. I'm begging for it to happen.
     
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    My point is that it seems to be Governor Palin who is the most vocal supporter of the Fairness Doctrine right now, certainly not Speaker Pelosi or Senator Reid. I find your "blah blah" response really funny, as much as an ability to not comprehend reality is humorous.

    Really now: isn't anyone interested in decoding this incurious horror's latest gaffe from a conservative perspective?
     
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    Education only gets you so far. After all, W had the best education available to anyone in the world and still couldn't pronounce "nuclear" correctly.

    What both the Governor and ex-President have in common is a total lack of curiosity that might make them want to learn.
     
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    I wonder...

    If it hadn't been for Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, would the GOP be more accepting of intellectualism or is their appeal to the basest amen corner types so strong that their rhetoric is mistaken for genuine intellectual honesty?

    I recall when I was young that Republicans believed in the political theory behind conservatism. At the least, it was what the upper echelons promoted. That it might also include religious Christians and the plainer folk that G.W. Bush represent was an effect of that conservative thought. Now it seems the positions are reversed and it's the fringes who are controlling the reins. Did this happened when the Blue Dog sympathizers felt sold out by Johnson and Kennedy and switched to being Republicans? I can imagine Bill Buckley is spinning in his grave watching someone like Jindal delivering the Republican response.
     
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    He skated through school and has said as much himself, though he used to be far more articulate and sharp before he entered the Oval Office. I really believe he has pre-senile dementia. In that, I feel sorry for him.
     
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    What can I say? I have a soft (hard?) spot for bubbleheads with big tits and curvy hips.

    If only she were a redhead, I'd have already left my wife and moved to Alaska.
     
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    I&#8217;m a redhead fan myself but if she were to dye it, I&#8217;d still pass. I&#8217;m at the age where I need someone with a brain that works to get me excited.
     
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