a reply to: BuzzyWigs
Hell, I've seen and read studies, too--I meant that I hold no degree nor do I work in the fields of psychology or psychiatry, so I didn't feel
qualified to comment on the veracity of his statement. My assumption is that you also do not work in either one of those fields, not that you can't
find studies and relay the information.
I also find that study important because, if you look at section two, that explains a LOT concerning conservatives' view on reaping what you sow,
whereas there is a palatable feeling in many liberal circles that everyone should get a participation trophy because, you know, they tried.
As for insensitivity, that's different than what I was talking about--I have been talking about the relaying of factual information. But, that's why
I'm not in the business of public opinion, as I abhor political correctness, which is what your complaint of insensitivity amounts to. You feel they
weren't being politically correct in remarking about something so soon after--I would agree, but I also don't think that it's their duty to worry
about insensitivity. Those overly focused on the worry about being in sensitive will never relay their true opinions or tell the whole story. I vote
for insensitivity in that instance over an overabundance of caution--their jobs are discussing facts on air, not exercising empathy.
Stewart, Colbert and Oliver make me chuckle, even if their wrong much of the time in their assessments of causes/effects of situations. Brand would
just piss me off because, while seemingly smart, he doesn't come across as intelligent at all, and if he is, he is wasting it. Of all three I'd
munch food with, I'd probably go with either Oliver or Colbert. While all three are blatantly liberal, Colbert has always made me laught, but Oliver
seems to put a lot more true thought into the segments of his show. I can enjoy hanging out with a deep thinker, even if we disagree politically.
I can't stand Beck--I'm atheist, so there's obvious reasons for that--and Limbaugh would be okay, but he's so deaf that I'd tire of yelling to
him all night.