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Here’s what I don’t get:

10 Oct

The moderators have been terrible. And they are terrible every time. This is by no means a new thing, and it happens year after year after year. Candy Crowley set the bar in the sub-basement last election, and it has only marginally improved since.

So why on earth does the RNC agree to this? Why does a candidate go along with it? I just don’t get it. Why on earth would Donald Trump of all people go bleatingly along? I really don’t get it. Why would one do that?

How about this: “We would be happy to do a Presidential debate. But WE get to choose half the moderators. WE will tell you what venues we agree to. If we don’t agree, we walk. And we publicize your unfair demands far and wide. We will no longer do “debates” with hostile Leftist after hostile Leftist. WE choose half the moderators.”

But there HAS to be a reason. Is it just being hide-bound? Is there another explanation?

 
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Good thing

23 Jun

there are SO many “fact-checkers” in the MSM, eh? Sheesh!

 
 

Yeah, it was false, but

09 Apr

the story was just too good to pass up! This is incompetence, people.

It really makes you wonder what other media bias is out there! But this fit in with the pre-existing beliefs of the author. Are we getting the truth in other stories, or just what fits into their pre-existing beliefs? Maybe there is real danger in having the mainstream media be so monolithically Leftist–this stunning lack of ideological diversity may very well contribute to falsity. Be very careful in what you believe. Know that you may not be getting the truth in many mainstream media outlets (especially if they are named the NYT).

The best response should be the one that Plato gave us in The Theatetus. “Why should I believe you over a dog-faced baboon or some stranger creatures still?” In other words, “Upon what grounds are you standing?” Don’t just tell me what you think are the facts. Tell me why you think that way. The Apostle Paul said much the same thing (1 Peter 3:15).

 
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Posted in Dishonesty, Epistemology, Media, Media Bias

 

More on the

05 Feb

Brian Williams deliberate lie. He is a liar.

Holy crap! Why on earth would you believe the MSM?

 
 

Let’s just say

25 Sep

that I’m not at all surprised.   Given the other actions of this administration, this is very minor. This is the proverbial tip of the iceberg. But it does give a window into that kind of behavior that is approved of in this administration.

 
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Posted in Media, Palace Guard Media

 

2012 Media

31 Dec

Hall of Shame.

Sad. And these are the guys who supposedly report the facts…

 
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It really is pretty dang funny to see Obama

21 Apr

get all huffy because a Texas reporter challenges him. See, Obama is not accustomed to being challenged by the press. Heaven knows that the Washington press corps won’t do it, and we see why–they will lose their jobs. Obama ends by threatening the reporter, saying that is his last interview with Obama.

So the Washington press corps is both cowed by Obama and has a “family tie” with him in terms of philosophy and political bent. Tell me again, how reliable is the information you get?

 
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So why the determined effort to

28 Feb

say that NAZI-ism is not socialism?

Well, the main issue is that the left (and public school teachers are generally hard to the left) is frantic to say that NAZI-ism is not Leftism. Most people realize that NAZIs were evil (and there are countless movies about that, “NAZI” is generic term of disgust and disapprobation, and Bush was called “Hitler” over and over. When the left doesn’t like someone, they call him a NAZI [see Wisconsin]), but fewer people realize how evil Stalin and the USSR were. So in an effort to paint themselves as “virtuous,” the left needs to make NAZI-ism as evil as possible (not very difficult) and to either not mention the Soviets at all or to downplay their crimes. See, they are on the side of the USSR and so they don’t want to criticize it. The best way to avoid that is to simply say the obvious–that NAZI-ism was evil. And since Germany and Russia were on opposite sides (and the USSR out of convenience sided with the west), well, that deal is done.

Why? Because those people have historically controlled the media and they were and still are very sympathetic to the USSR, communism, and leftism in general. Many (though by no means all) will admit that they are hard left. Now it makes it easy that Hitler and Stalin did not get along and ended up fighting each other, but that was not because their economics differed much, it is because they, ahem, could not share power. But they were both Sauron (sorry for the geeky Lord of the Rings references).

But an actual review of history shows that there were only minor differences between Hitler and Stalin. They were both despots and mass murderers (and Stalin killed a whole lot more than Hitler, though that is a small comfort…). They both had fundamentally the same economic world view. Heck, NAZI is an acronym for “National Socialism!”

We need to understand that the Gulags and the ovens and force in general are a characteristic of leftism. Yes, there may be differences in degree at times (though often the difference is just in how many people are at your disposal to kill). But the key here is that the left has always relied on force. That is not an aberration. That’s not a bug, it’s a feature! Stalin and Hitler certainly made all they could out of this particular feature…

 
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Here we go again!

06 Feb

While Obama and his ilk desperately try to ban extended magazines, does it really make sense? Yeah, they’re democrats so of course they are gun-banners, but it simply makes no logical sense. Folks, let’s think about things here! Sheesh!

The population is getting more conservative, and this will likely go nowhere. There is no way the House would go along, and if somehow Obama were to implement it through regulation it would guarantee his “one-termer” status. The next president would (dare I say it?) change things.

Obama and the democrats seem bent on making life less safe for Americans. Why? I think it is just a mindless knee-jerk reaction to anything conservative. Use your brain, folks!

 
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Posted in Guns, Media, Politics

 

Retracto the correction Alpaca

05 Feb

takes a huge swipe at NPR and their false and misleading reporting. Tell me again, Jefe. Why do these schmucks get public funding to stay alive?

 
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