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The Media's Rape of Reality

E from Michigan Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 2:30 PM
Another flag. Now go away.
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Our Idiot Vice President

E from Michigan Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 10:00 AM
All politicians make gaffes, yes. The enthusiasm with which the gaffes are reported, repeated, and presented as evidence for the gaffe-producers' lack of intelligence, however, varies a great deal. Many people are convinced that Dan Quayle and Sarah Palin are stupid, largely as a result of the reporting of their gaffes. Is it possible that an equally relentless drumbeat of '57 states' and other Obama gaffes (of which there are a great number, as I presume from your claim you'd concede) would have produced a similar impression of Obama? That, I think, is the point: the popular press and mainstream TV choose which politicians are going to be perceived as stupid. We're fools if we let them do it without attempting to counter it.
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What If Zimmerman Walks Free?

E from Michigan Wrote: May 22, 2012 9:07 AM
Gee--'smashed and broken' sounds pretty different from 'controlled and removed from political power,' it seems to me. But I don't think that 'controlled' is is much better, really, because you're talking about 'controlling' people whose attitudes and beliefs you don't like, not people whose actual actions have violated any laws. When we start 'controlling' people on the basis of what they think (or, worse still, on what you think they think), we're in 1984-land; that's Thoughtcrime. Do you really mean the things you say? I'd like to think that you just get carried away sometimes.
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What If Zimmerman Walks Free?

E from Michigan Wrote: May 22, 2012 8:49 AM
I also live in a mixed neighborhood and have friends of all races & ethnicities, but I don't see the world, as you apparently do, through a prism of antagonism toward white people, nor do I assume that every person of color is innocent of any and all crimes simply because some members of his race have been oppressed. How can you say 'You people need to be smashed and broken' and not see that attitudes like yours are as much the problem as anything coming from the other side?
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