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Excellent Review Of The Liberal Media  
User currently offlineAvent From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

Thought I'd share an excellent article concerning the so-called Liberal Media:

http://mediamatters.org/columns/200912220005

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User currently offlineMrocktor From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1668 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1595 times:

"So called" is appropriate. Using the word "liberal" to describe the Democrats' collectivist, statist, totalitarian politics is a travesty.

User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6661 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1567 times:



Quoting Mrocktor (Reply 1):
Using the word "liberal" to describe the Democrats' collectivist, statist, totalitarian politics is a travesty.

LOL!


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11126 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1564 times:

Well, I have said all along: There is no such thing as a "liberal" media. It is made up to scare Republican supporters into thinking and voting for Republicans. Anyone against the Republicans are traitors and terrorists and the precious few anti-Republican stories are simply parroted ad nauseum until a majority of people are running around screaming about how the media is "controlled" by "liberals." If that is not a lie, folks, I don't know what is!


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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1549 times:



Quoting Seb146 (Reply 3):
It is made up to scare Republican supporters into thinking and voting for Republicans

Oh yea I watched Rachel Maddow last night. No scare mongering there.  sarcastic 


User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 10998 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1535 times:



Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 4):
Oh yea I watched Rachel Maddow last night. No scare mongering there.

Because rachel maddow = THE MEDIA



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User currently offlineAvent From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1524 times:

Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 4):
Oh yea I watched Rachel Maddow last night. No scare mongering there.

So, what issue that Maddow raised was unfair?

- the republican nutcase praying that some democrats would fail to show up for a vote?

- the abuse of filibustering?

- the absurd grandstanding by McCain and her showing him to be a hypocrite by finding the video evidence of him doing precisely what he criticized?

Seriously, do you think these are unfair issues to raise? She is a liberal; is she to be condemned merely for being so? If not, then please explain why it's unfair of her to point out these issues?

Edit: And I forgot the obvious - we have had almost a decade of scare mongering from the Right Wing and the neo-cons. Did you personally, every post ANYTHING criticizing their behaviour?

[Edited 2009-12-22 11:56:54 by avent]

User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 18703 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1450 times:



Quoting Mrocktor (Reply 1):
Using the word "liberal" to describe the Democrats' collectivist, statist, totalitarian politics is a travesty.

Calling the DNC "totalitarian" is a travesty.

Perhaps you should visit a truly totalitarian country, or talk to someone who has lived in one before you use such words.

You demonstrate that you haven't the wildest idea what totalitarianism is.


User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 10998 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1436 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 7):
You demonstrate that you haven't the wildest idea what totalitarianism is.

It's the same thing as socialism, isn't it?



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User currently offlineTugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5253 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1417 times:



Quoting Seb146 (Reply 3):
Well, I have said all along: There is no such thing as a "liberal" media. It is made up to scare Republican supporters into thinking and voting for Republicans. Anyone against the Republicans are traitors and terrorists and the precious few anti-Republican stories are simply parroted ad nauseum until a majority of people are running around screaming about how the media is "controlled" by "liberals." If that is not a lie, folks, I don't know what is!

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It is to allow people who want to control a message to classify ANYTHING that comes from the free media, that does not support their opinion, as being "liberal propaganda". The thing I have never understood is that media is as Republican and "Big Business" as any industry out there. The leaders and CEO's of it are just as Republican or Big Business as anyone, so how could it be specifically be so completely "liberal"? The big difference is that the free media likes to investigate claims made by others and also to look deeper into stories than just 30 second sound bites. So anyone who is trying to control a message must have a way to defeat any information that contradicts the controlled message.

Tugg



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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11126 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1396 times:



Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 4):
Oh yea I watched Rachel Maddow last night. No scare mongering there.

Yet, when Rush, Hannity, Counter, et al. speak out against Dems, they are patriots. Riiiiight. Got it....



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User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5225 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1394 times:



Quoting Mrocktor (Reply 1):
"So called" is appropriate. Using the word "liberal" to describe the Democrats' collectivist, statist, totalitarian politics is a travesty.

Yes everyday I see this country becoming more and more like the Soviet Union. In fact, my coworkers and I have begun to refer to each other as commrade.

In all seriousness, are you for real? The fact that you would even claim that the DNC is any of those things says to me that you haven't the faintest idea what those words actually mean.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 7):
Calling the DNC "totalitarian" is a travesty.

Perhaps you should visit a truly totalitarian country, or talk to someone who has lived in one before you use such words.

You demonstrate that you haven't the wildest idea what totalitarianism is.

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I've said it before and I'll say it again. Those who compare the Democratic party (or the Republican party for that matter) to totalitarianism do an immense disservice to those who have actually suffered under brutal totalitarian regimes.

Quoting D L X (Reply 8):
It's the same thing as socialism, isn't it?

Exactly, which is the same thing as fascism, communism, and single-motherhood.



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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1389 times:



Quoting Mrocktor (Reply 1):
"So called" is appropriate. Using the word "liberal" to describe the Democrats' collectivist, statist, totalitarian politics is a travesty.

If you really want to see a government like that, go to Iran. If you REALLY believe that crap you just typed, you really don't have a clue. Unbelievable.

Quoting Avent (Reply 6):
Seriously, do you think these are unfair issues to raise?

If it critisizes a Republican or a conservative, fairly or not, it us unfair to the likes of NIK, because he doesn't have the capacity to critisize them himself. Whatever they tell him to believe, he believes.


User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5825 posts, RR: 41
Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1382 times:



Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 12):
If you really want to see a government like that, go to Iran. If you REALLY believe that crap you just typed, you really don't have a clue. Unbelievable.

only one place on earth fits the bill, North Korea...



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 14, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1371 times:



Quoting Mrocktor (Reply 1):
"So called" is appropriate. Using the word "liberal" to describe the Democrats' collectivist, statist, totalitarian politics is a travesty.

http://www.nerve.com/CS/blogs/61fps/2009/01/facepalm.jpg



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 18703 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1342 times:



Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 13):

only one place on earth fits the bill, North Korea...

Iran doesn't? I mean, they aren't Communists, per se, but what's the major difference? Stupidity justified by religion vs. stupidity without justification at all? Don't know which is worse.

Quoting OA412 (Reply 11):

Exactly, which is the same thing as fascism, communism, and single-motherhood.

You forgot sodomy. How could you of all people forget about sodomy?  duck 


User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5225 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1338 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 15):
You forgot sodomy. How could you of all people forget about sodomy?

And what exactly are you implying with this comment?  laughing 



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User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5825 posts, RR: 41
Reply 17, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1281 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 15):
Iran doesn't? I mean, they aren't Communists, per se, but what's the major difference? Stupidity justified by religion vs. stupidity without justification at all? Don't know which is worse.

by definition Iran isn't a totalitarian regime, I'd put Saudi Arabia in the mix before Iran.



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