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Excellent Review Of The Liberal Media

Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:01 pm

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

http://mediamatters.org/columns/200912220005
 
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RE: Excellent Review Of The Liberal Media

Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:20 pm

"So called" is appropriate. Using the word "liberal" to describe the Democrats' collectivist, statist, totalitarian politics is a travesty.
 
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RE: Excellent Review Of The Liberal Media

Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:06 pm



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

LOL!
 
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RE: Excellent Review Of The Liberal Media

Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:09 pm

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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RE: Excellent Review Of The Liberal Media

Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:34 pm



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 
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RE: Excellent Review Of The Liberal Media

Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:44 pm



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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RE: Excellent Review Of The Liberal Media

Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:54 pm

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]
 
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RE: Excellent Review Of The Liberal Media

Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:19 pm



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.
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RE: Excellent Review Of The Liberal Media

Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:45 pm



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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Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:10 pm



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.

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RE: Excellent Review Of The Liberal Media

Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:59 pm



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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RE: Excellent Review Of The Liberal Media

Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:07 am



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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RE: Excellent Review Of The Liberal Media

Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:13 am



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.
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RE: Excellent Review Of The Liberal Media

Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:22 am



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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RE: Excellent Review Of The Liberal Media

Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:01 am



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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RE: Excellent Review Of The Liberal Media

Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:01 am



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 
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RE: Excellent Review Of The Liberal Media

Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:05 am



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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RE: Excellent Review Of The Liberal Media

Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:01 am



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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