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Originally posted by Jay-in-AR
Yeah, none of this even makes mention of the fact that Oreilly's commentary was based on a bold-faced LIE that Canada isn't allowed to air Fox news.
The Commission's conclusion
In light of the above, the Commission is of the view that neither Fox News nor the NFL Network is partially or totally competitive with any Canadian pay or specialty service. Accordingly, the Commission approves the requests by the CCTA to add Fox News and the NFL Network to the digital lists.
"Canada should be ashamed that so many of its young people are flat out ignorant. And Americans should wise up and realize we are living in a changing world. Old friends are not necessarily true friends. "
Originally posted by Jay-in-AR
reply to post by Res Ipsa
....first, nothing passive about my arrogance.
...second, you are making my point. Nobody tells 100% of the truth. They have their "perception" their "agenda" or what have you. The skill required is to be able to pick out truth from non-truth.
...The first skill is "critical listening" you can't get lazy about it. For example; If someone said to me, "dude, you should have heard what Rush said yesterday on his show..." (now, right there, my brain has already dismissed whatever is about to come out of my friends mouth and is ramping up to slam whatever it is that does come out of his mouth) We all do that. Its natural. It takes patience to listen.
...The second skill is "education and exposure" you have to have some working knowledge of how things are to be able to put things in some context. There is no short cut there...it takes life experience or dedication...why do you think they came up with the saying, "Youth is wasted on the young."
....it takes practice. You have to suffer through an Amedinijad speech or two. Listen to a Cheney interview. Watch the OJ trial. I thought I was way ahead of the curve in my 20's I use to watch the Moore movies...I listened to Rush Limbaugh 5 days a week for 8 months. I watched O'Reilly for one year. I've watched Olberman for about the same. Terrorist or Freedom Fighters....what are they? I know its comfortable to listen to the people we agree with and frustrating as hell to listen to those we can't stand....damn ditto heads! But.............
Nobody, and I mean nobody....can claim to deny ignorance without having to listen, and have found the truth coming out of even their worst enemies. (((( I wish I knew how to bold that, because that summed it up.))) Use percentages if it helps to begin with. Maybe O'Reilly said 22% of what is true and 78% false. Practicing that will be a great step towards "denying ignorance"
....by the way...."you" being the poster I'm responding to, is not the target audience.
Originally posted by Res Ipsa
...my quick Google search said that Canada had 0 Iraq deaths when the U.S. (at that time) had 4,200. O'Reilly would probably use that stat alone.