reply to post by jam321
I think the media plays a huge contributing role to the anger, racism, and hatred we are witnessing in this election. They have gone from independent
journalism to pick your sideism or better yet smearnism. They are more intent on getting out the dirt than the truth.
I've starred your post, Jam. You hit the nail on the head. The media is only interested in getting ratings up. Discussing the details of the
candidates' platforms is the last thing they would be concerned with. The TV and cable news networks are nothing more than the electronic version of
the National Enquirer.
It is virtually impossible to have a real political discussion about the issues of either candidate with the average American. When I Obama supporters
why they like his positions, about all they can say it that "he is going to lower 95% of our taxes, and tax the rich." When I press them to tell me
how he will accomplish this, and still carry out all the things he says he will do, such as health care for all, increased aid to education, etc. ,
they just look at me with a blank stare, but never go further. Usually all they can say is "I don't care, as long as he cuts my taxes". I think
they have been conditioned not to think for themselves.
When I ask McCain supporters whether they approved of his vote for the Bailout Bill, their answer was "Sure, we needed it to protect us and our
future". When I read actual verbiage from the bill, and show them how they have been betrayed, they also just have that blank stare. Some will reply
"Well, xxxx(fill in your favorite TV station) said it would help save our economy. Again, they just believe the press. The problem is that the press
HAD NO IDEA OF WHAT WAS REALLY IN THAT BILL. They just parroted the talking points that Pelosi, Bush and Barny Frank gave them, such as the lie that
there were salary limits on Executive pay in the bill. There were NONE. Read the bill, people, just a nebulous statement that the Secretary can review
Executive salaries. No limit. No requirement to change the parachute packages or anything else for that matter.
How can we as a nation exist as a FREE COUNTRY when we have a PRESIDENT, SENATORS, CONGRESSIONAL REPS , and the MEDIA all lying to us? Answer- We
Our nation has been HIJACKED, pure and simple. In the coming years, the Patriot Act will be used more and more, not for terrorists, but for people
like you and I that continue to speak the truth.
As an educator, I have seen how the American school system has been dumbed down to the point of uselessness. This is also part of the plan to make
sure that people do not THINK for themselves.
I will continue to speak out, regardless of what consequences may befall me.
I hope and pray others will follow.