Liars, Damned Liars, and Republicans!
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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.
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.”
January 13, 2019 at 10:43 AM #11870
January 13, 2019 at 6:33 PM #12015Ohio BarbarianModerator
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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.
Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov
The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere
January 14, 2019 at 4:16 AM #12101EnthusiastParticipant
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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".
January 14, 2019 at 12:01 PM #12187
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