posted on May, 24 2005 @ 04:54 PM
I am so *sick* of this Media-spun BS about the "nuclear option". All this sensationalism and psycho-linguistics by the Media to take and clean up
Congress's nasty little back door tricks. Filibusters, riders attached to bills at the last minute, "pidgeonholing", special committees-all the
crap that's been set up to keep bills away from the vote, or to appease lobbyists and special interests, or to improve politicans' careers by
letting bills die so they don't have to risk public ire by voting them down...all these disgusting tricks need to leave. Needed to leave a hundred
But that would help make politicians more accountable-make special interests more visible, and would make it easier for watchdogs to keep track of
"pork". The Media needs more stories, more corruption, more control. Anything that keeps government confused and inefficient, keeps them the more
obvious enemy in the public eye, is what they'll spin to the headlines.
Save the "nuclear" comments for real issues. Like real nuclear power or real nuclear weapons. Emotional triggers and witty catch phrases are
disgusting enough in advertising, In so-called "reporting" of the truth, they have *no* place at all.
[edit on 24-5-2005 by Phugedaboudet]