Saluting with misty eyes
Bob- I acknowledge that there are sloppy reports in every media outlet. It is, however, my viewpoint that Fox News (not the broadcast, but the cable channel) is the most fair in its reporting. It is not only my viewpopint, but that of millions of others as well.
As for the sources. Wikipedia is not an accepted reference in reporting (it isn't supposed to be anyhow), and is not accepted by the very vast majority of the teachers that I have talked with (and I talked with a great many before becoming an education major with my return to school). As such, I cannot accept it as a reliable point for this discussion.
The sourcewatch site is, I must admit, is a new one for me. I looked at the site extensively, and not just at the link you posted (which I did read, btw) and it seems to be nothing more than a political Wiki. As there is no moderator as such, and it is a "collaborative" site where anyone can post anything, I cannot accept it, either (again, using my professor's and my kids' teachers criteria).
Both sites seem to be properly researched, and annotated. That is to be respected. In order to accept the artiocles as viable, though, I would have to do the research on every source cited (well, at least a few) and I just plain do not have that time this morning (I am getting the kids, my girlfriend and I all out the door in about 15 minutes). I will check out the sources later this evening, and weigh back in.
With the trueslant site... it actually appears to be as unbioased as any, with both conservatives and liberals being represented.
The article did make some good points... one small issue, though:
ALL broadcasting companies direct segments of what they shoot to include on their various reports, from the nationals all the way down to the local outlets. It is done to make the shot better and more usable. Not every report, not every time; however, to point out that Fox News is doing it and to deny that (getting back to your original question) ACORN or the liberally-biased media outlets don't get as many purple shirts in the shot as possible is joining the fray of pointing fingers to take everyone's eyes off of your side of the argument(which we all do, unfortunately).
Jennifer- Jennifer, Jennifer, Jennifer...
There is absolutely nothing I, or anyone else who does not accept your scope of the world as being absolute can do to to get you to pay attention and to stop arguing, as opposed to discussing the facts. Absolutely nothing.
I actually attempted to assit you in making your points by showing you how the words and videos you were using are working against you, and you resorted to personal attacks. If you had truly read the post I made about the ACORN actions at the town hall meetings, then you would have remembered that &I& saw the ACORN people being lead through the back door... it wasn't Memorex, it was LIVE.
As for the video of the T-Shirt vendor being attacked, Denise posted the links after you asked for it, and yet, you are still attacking me for not posting them, and calling my credibility into question. The rest of the thread had moved on, and you insisted on going backwards and bringing up old news in the weak attempt of murking up the waters and getting us off topic.
A great many of the people on your side of the isle (by no means all) have the same tendency to do that. Even your lovely and talented Ms. Maddow. The discussion has moved along into new territory, and you go back to post 16... the rest of us are way up here in the 70's... how about you hop on the wagon and come on in forthe big win. You have already lost.
And that's the way it was, Wednesday, September 30, 2009..... Good Day.
(with apologies to the appropriate deceased newscaster.)
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