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« on: December 15, 2008, 12:03:07 PM »

thought this group might find this info/link interesting....

http://www.newsweek.com/id/174299?GT1=43002
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2008, 01:52:04 PM »

sad but true, although i had to laugh at the opening paragraph.  because they believe they did a good job, they don't believe they bear any responsibility for the voters lack of knowledge. 

it would be nice if people took time to be informed, but the sad truth is that most turn on the 6pm news and what they hear is what they know.  the MSM failed miserably in this election to do any kind of investigative journalism except when if came to palin.  i suppose they figured everyone knew about mccain, and they didn't want to find anything to tarnish "the one". 

there are some pretty stupid people out there on both sides, but liberals seem to consistently be less informed.  i believe it is because they make political decision based more on feeling and less on fact.  i base this observation on the emotional tirades found on the admittedly left wing sites, printed press, and cable sites.  anyone would be hard pressed to find actionable facts interspersed in the vitriolic yammering.
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2008, 02:15:28 PM »

Sort of made me wonder who did the fact checking for his article.
But I have noticed now alot more digging is being done into Obama since he was elected. Seems to me atleast they wanted to get him elected then tear him down to sell newspapers
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2008, 02:28:30 PM »

because they believe they did a good job, they don't believe they bear any responsibility

Oh ya, from the ones who published the fabricated story of the quran being flushed down the toilet by interrogators and caused riots that killed over a dozen people.  They also hired the founder of the Daily Kos as a contributor which is probably the biggest liberal hate site out there.   I think they have like 9 liberals to 3 conservative columnists.  And they wonder why their readership is dropping.
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