Saturday, November 1, 2008

What you haven't heard and what you didn't see

When you have a chance, go to Foxnews.com, and then head over to CNN.com. Notice that NONE of the headlines or top stories are the same. This, more than ever, shows that the news is not news. It is all slanted, just like it was in the early days of print journalism when people read newspapers that extolled their choice of communist/leftist/rightist/conservative/liberal/socialist/nihilist/plutocratic beliefs.

It's sad.

Note this absurd quote from one of today's CNN headlines:

"Of 23,298,564 total in-person and mail-in ballots in 25 states, at least 6,057,527 -- or 26 percent -- were cast by Democrats or Republicans, according to election officials. Of that 6 million, 57.8 percent were Democrats, and 42.2 percent were Republicans."

THIS IS THE DUMBEST THING I'VE EVER HEARD. WHAT THE ARTICLE SHOULD STATE IS THAT 74% OF VOTES WERE CAST BY INDEPENDENTS (WHICH IS AN EXTREMELY SIGNIFICANT AND IMPORTANT STATISTIC) OR PEOPLE NOT ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICANS! BUT CNN ONCE AGAIN USES MANIPULATIVE TACTICS TO SPREAD ITS MESSAGE.


Remember the "estate tax" known to some as the "death tax" and those little things called stem cells that the rest of the world is currently using for research purposes while we let them wither away in laboratory freezers? These were both HUGE issues in the 2004 election cycle that have all but vanished today. Thanks American Media for screwing up priorities and forgetting about issues that used to be considered very important.

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