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Originally posted by brodband
Once again I am not Bush Bashing, I am just stating an idea of what could be happening.
Originally posted by Marid Audran
I am curious what you mean by we are closer to a dictatorship that ever. I hear this kind of stuff from Bushbashers all the time. Your last sentence "Once again I am not Bush Bashing" doesn't negate the fact that you actually are. Your entire argument is based on speculation and your gut feeling, there is not fact backing it up there at all.
A large part of the corruption that we are seeing is actually in the media (Mary Mapes, Dan Rather, Katrina coverage, the non stories on Guantanamo Bay "torture", etc). I think we should rise up and overthrow the media. Force them to tell the truth. An easy way to do that is to ban any adjectives or adverbs. For example, reuters will not use the word "terrorist" because it puts a negative spin on an article, however, writers are under no such limitations when it comes to coverage of the US government.
Make no mistake, there are problems with this administration as there have been with every single administration going back to Washington. The difference here, it seems, is the media's desire to illegitimize this presidency for who knows what reason.
By what I have heard and seen from the media...it seems like the United States is closer to dicatorship than it ever has been.
As far as overthrowing the media and wiping them out, why not? Personally, I believe the whole system should be revamped, but that will never happen.
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That said, I am definately not happy with GWB, even though I voted for him twice. There are too many things not being handled correctly in my mind
The problem seems to be that many (here) seem to be so far gone on their Bush witch hunt, that they are no longer capable of rational thinking on this subject
Originally posted by Aelita
Why oh why did you make this unfortunate decision? Twice?
Bush's clique is a pro-big money, anti common people gang that needs to be removed from power. On a purely rational level.
Originally posted by whaaa
I see the media as being soft on the President and steering the masses away from the lies, corruption and slide into fascism we now are enjoying. To me the MSM is controlled by the administration or they would really be the 5th estate. A role they are avoiding imo.
Originally posted by juryrigged
Our founding fathers would be appalled at how we fellow Americans have taken no responsibility for the conduct of our EMPLOYEES.