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Guns Save Lives

Cliff151 Wrote: Dec 23, 2012 12:59 PM
I''ll agree that Fox News tries is damnedest. But even those folks can fall short, like in discussing Ron Paul's platform (not rather he is "electable'). You use the term "both sides of a story". I'm reminded of a talk show host on radio I listened to in the early 1980s, who refereed to this as "the either-or mentality". Even Commander Spock in the second Star Trek movie referred to Kahn's "two-dimensional thinking" (OK, I admit I'm a Trekker!). The truth is there are multiple "sides" to any issue and these "sides" can and will manipulate the story as it suits them. Folks like us have learned this of course, and will take the time to sift through the haystack to find the needles of truth.
Cliff151 Wrote: Dec 23, 2012 6:11 PM
I wasn't nitpicking. On the contrary, I was agreeing to your comments and elaborating a bit. But the written word doesn't always convey intentions well.

As for Dr. Paul, I'm sure his supporters believed him to be a serious candidate. But immediately after the Iowa straw poll (where Paul came in second) the talking heads did all they could to totally ignore him and more importantly, do discuss WHY he came in second. Personality-wise, he comes across as a shaky elderly gent. But when you look at what he stands for and believes in those qualities deserved to be presented and discussed. Not blown-off by folks who think the Constitution was written over 200 years ago, and can be supported or ignored at their convenience.
annfan_777 Wrote: Dec 23, 2012 1:07 PM
I'm well aware of the old adage that there's three sides to every story - yours, mine, and the cold hard truth. My point stands in spite of the nitpicking.

Discussing Ron Paul's platform was a waste of time - he wasn't a serious candidate.

Why do liberal politicians and the biased liberal mainstream media (meaning pretty much all media in America but FNC) always come to the wrong conclusion, and usually come up with the wrong solution, in response to every crisis? As an example, we don’t have a “fiscal cliff” crisis because of a tax problem in America. What we have is a spending problem- Obama is the biggest spender of any politician in world history.

The same story holds true with the gun control issue spurred by the tragic Newtown school shooting. The liberal politicians and media are using Rahm Emanuel’s...