Saluting with misty eyes
Jennifer- Respectfully, I feel that your arguments are losing their credibility every time you post. You end up conceding the point that you are attempting to distance yourself from.
Here are my reasonings for saying so:
...because reporting on the ACORN sting wasn’t fair and balanced especially on Fox....during interviews with O’Keefe and Giles, Fox opinion show hosts never pursued the question of how many times the dynamic duo of worse than B film actors had been turned away by ACORN workers.
Jennifer, not one of us debating the affirmative for the Conservative side of the aisle has ever made the statement that we believe that the opinion shows (such as Hannity, Beck, Limbaugth, whathaveyou) were fair and balanced. We have also all conceded that, by their very nature, opinion shows are very much not balanced. We have all stated that we believe that they are the thoughts that people have after digesting the news with their own set of values and life experiences. It is the actual reporting of shows such as: Fox and Friends, America's News Room, Fox Business, etc that is reporting what ACTUALLY happened, and not what the reporters feel about it. Making a statement that "Fox opinion show hosts never... (reported fair and balanced)" actually makes our point for us.
To make your point about FOx News being biased and unfair, you give us a link to a clip of a liberal MSNBC OPINION host who spends 3 minutes talking about the "false accusations" against ACORN,and the next 7 minutes talking about the corrupt Republican administration that is no longer in power, and has absolutely no control over anything involved in the American way of life any longer, and who cannot change anything at all that is happening.
Jennifer, I still read your poetry from time to time as my schedule allows. You are a valued member of this community for your contributions, and your willingness to be a moderator when very, very few members are willing to step up to the plate; however, a respectful suggestion would be to word your posts in such a manner that it does not agree with those whom you are attempting to prove wrong.
As for the comments about the cokeheads... well, if you were paying attention, you would realize that our little Mr. Beck (which Mike and others have publicly stated in this forum that they disagree with) is a recovering alcoholic. As resorting to baseless personal insults is the last bastion of a lost fight, please use the proper ones.
Oh, one last thing...
I have a former friend of mine who is a triple major. He has degrees in Theology, Business, and Social work. All of the Masters. He paid his own way through college with an inheritance that he received as an 16 year old senior, and then used his scholarships and grants and loands and such to invest in the stock market. I would be willing to say that he is a scholar, and a very educated man, and with his pedigree (graduating at the age of 16, and knowing what to do with his money, and how to work the system) a very intelligent man, would you not?
Does that mean I should automatically bow to his superior intellect? He has a degree in Theology, Business, and Social Work.... and yet, was fired from a foster care agency, and a men's homeless shelter for incompetence.
I am not saying that the lovely and talented Ms. Maddow is incompetent.... far from it. SHe seems to have gathered a great many unto the first church of Rachael. I am just not seeing where I have to prostrate myself to her because she was smart enough to pass a few tests.
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, "WHAT A RIDE
[This message has been edited by Ringo (09-29-2009 08:40 PM).]