Liars, Damned Liars, and Republicans!

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    • #11864
      sonofspy777
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      The fact that the controlling party in our country consistently lies to the American people, and that it rejects science, facts, and reality?  Oh, can’t say that. Wouldn’t be balanced, you know.

       

      Look, let’s face it, the press has been enabling Trump in particular and the conservatives in general by the way it has been addressing the blatant lying, deception, misdirection, and other forms of lying.

      For the most part, the press reports the disagreement between parties as legitimate differences in opinion, long after it’s become obvious that one side is lying. For example, for decades, now, Republicans have been justifying giant tax giveaways to the rich and corporations under the guise of trickle-down, supply-side, job-creators or some other claim that what’s good for the rich is good for all of us. But it’s literally never been demonstrated. In fact, the data shows that there is no correlation whatsoever between the top marginal tax rate and economic growth. None. Zero. Nada, Zilch. The same is true for job creation.

      Yet nominally liberal outlets like NPR have been allowing serial liars like Paul Ryan to claim the connection exists without noting it doesn’t. Oh, I suppose it’s possible that Ryan is an idiot, not a liar, but either way, NPR, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and a host of other “liberal” outlets report on Ryan’s or Trump’s or McConnell’s claims as if they were plausible, then report on the Democrats’ rejection of the trickle down as if it, too were simply one of many possibilities, leaving out the obvious reality that there’s an objective truth out there that shows one claim to be a lie, the other true. The fact that Democrats are often complicit with Republicans in passing policies that favor the rich makes the press’s failure all the more serious.

      https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/01/12/why-fact-checking-gives-liars-free-pass

      WE know that the M$M is complicit in this deliberate deception. The consolidation

      of major media outlets into the hands of a few agenda-fueled wealthy idealogues

      along skids greased by their reprehensitives in the purchased House of our government

      has made this inevitable. We also know that they fully intend to quash dissent online

      with Article 13 now poised to damage all online user content.

      We should learn from our onetime benefactors the French:

      The Gilets Jaune  have the right idea…STRIKE!

      To the Ramparts mes amis! You have nothing to lose but your chains…

      “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
      ~Samuel Clemens

    • #11870
      Cold Mountain Trail
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      Art 13: Proposed ‘link tax’ = pay a tax to anything you link

      Not only questionable per free speech but a nightmare of red tape I’d imagine

    • #12015
      Ohio Barbarian
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      Thank you. I’m sick of this 50/50 fake fairness doctrine of our corporate media. They’re getting better about some of Trump’s BS, but if anything they give more weight to retired spooks than ever before. Even pay ’em as “experts” to spout their imperialist propaganda.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

      • #12101
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        I like the way you described it as, “this 50/50 fake fairness doctrine.”

        I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".

        Me

    • #12187
      JustSayin
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      The Republicans lie to all general voters and the Dems lie/cheat their own base. Choose your liars and cheaters

      Never expect different result by following the previous steps

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