posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 02:33 PM
So what? Are you capable of thinking for yourself or do you just believe any tripe Fox, CNN or anything else shoves down your throat? Do you
suggest the goverment tell private businesses how to run themselves?
No. I'm suggesting that Fox News ISN'T a "private business". If Murdoch is OK with using the public's money to make himself rich...then he ALSO has
an obligation back to the public. And the same with ANY publicly traded company in my opinion. This nonsense of comparing the Exxon-Mobile's of the
world to uncle Ralph's auto shop has GOT to stop. Uncle Ralph's business is "private". Exxon-Mobile has hired a standing army of mercenaries...we
can't continue to treat them both the same way or legally consider them to be even REMOTELY similar entities.
As a business owner myself, i want the government to butt the hell out of my business.
Agreed. I don't care what you do with your coffee shop or whatever it is anyways. Making a comparison between whatever it is that you own and
operate and a company like Fox News or defense contractor General Electric (which owns NBC) is INSANE.
Originally posted by milominderbinder
You have GOT to be kidding me. Why do we need someone telling us what we should know by the time we are 14? I, unlike you, want the goverment to
butt the hell out of my life, not control us more.
You don't. That's why it poses a serious conflict of interest when organizations posing as the "news" are in bed with politicians, lobbyists, defense
contractors, and every other special interest group on planet earth.
Let them say whatever they want to. However, any programming that features anything other than reporting more or less the cold, hard, facts like WE
USED TO DO in this country should AT LEAST come with a warning label. I can certainly tell the difference between punditry and fact...but I'm the
exception not the rule.
An IQ of 100 is the arithmetic mean...the middle of the road in terms of intelligence. However...in the 1970's Koko the talking gorilla scored in the
low '90's on IQ tests. Granted...Koko was an EXCEPTIONALLY clever Great Ape...but there is about 40% of the human population that functions at or
below Koko's level in understanding abstraction and being able to think critically in order to problem solve.
That should pretty much tell us all we need to know....it's just plain dangerous to not require that propaganda (whether from the Right OR the Left)
comes with a warning label on it.
edit on 2-11-2012 by milominderbinder because: formatting