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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    Correction: CNN....Obama invented Pepsi and has created fair market conditions for all competitors! LOL!!! ......................................Just thought I would ask..which news person on CNN are you suggesting is fair or balanced?
    I'm not saying that ANY of them are completely fair or balanced. Every anchor on every network has a slant, and every network trends towards having two opposing views yell at each other for an hour, the "winner" usually determined by what network they're on. It's the "PTI format" and it's what sells and gets ratings. CNN is usually just less outlandish in their agendas, and generally of the three do their best to present at least some semblance of "both sides." Where CNN loses me is when they go overkill on something, prime example being Malaysian Flight 370. Long after other networks had moved on to other things, CNN was still doing "cockpit simulations" and leaving no stone unturned or inane detail undiscussed, and it ultimately resulted in nothing. That kind of thing is why the only reason I'll flip over to a news network is for election coverage, or when a major event happens. I spend just about 0% of my average day watching cable news.

    The sad truth of all this is the one source of news that's most capable of being honest and taking both sides to the mat is The Daily Show on Comedy Central. They obviously lean left, but they don't hesitate to call out the Democratic party when it's called for. They're a comedy show first, but that they can come so close to being the most objective look at the events that shape our world is either a statement on how great they are at satire, or a statement on the sad state of affairs that are our interest-driven cable news networks/political arena. Maybe both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrockMeaux View Post
    I'm not saying that ANY of them are completely fair or balanced. Every anchor on every network has a slant, and every network trends towards having two opposing views yell at each other for an hour, the "winner" usually determined by what network they're on. It's the "PTI format" and it's what sells and gets ratings. CNN is usually just less outlandish in their agendas, and generally of the three do their best to present at least some semblance of "both sides." Where CNN loses me is when they go overkill on something, prime example being Malaysian Flight 370. Long after other networks had moved on to other things, CNN was still doing "cockpit simulations" and leaving no stone unturned or inane detail undiscussed, and it ultimately resulted in nothing. That kind of thing is why the only reason I'll flip over to a news network is for election coverage, or when a major event happens. I spend just about 0% of my average day watching cable news.

    The sad truth of all this is the one source of news that's most capable of being honest and taking both sides to the mat is The Daily Show on Comedy Central. They obviously lean left, but they don't hesitate to call out the Democratic party when it's called for. They're a comedy show first, but that they can come so close to being the most objective look at the events that shape our world is either a statement on how great they are at satire, or a statement on the sad state of affairs that are our interest-driven cable news networks/political arena. Maybe both.
    Okay, well we can agree to disagree. Sadly, many college age students and slightly older get their news from the Daily Show, its one of the reasons we have one of the most uninformed electorate at any time in recent history. Funny yes, informative no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    Okay, well we can agree to disagree. Sadly, many college age students and slightly older get their news from the Daily Show, its one of the reasons we have one of the most uninformed electorate at any time in recent history. Funny yes, informative no.
    I think the cable news channels are more responsible for a misinformed electorate...than the Daily Show. The Cable News Networks are getting paid to lie to people...The Daily Show is making a joke of them...and by way of doing that are prolly informing their viewing audience a bit better than the actual news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunhawk View Post
    I think the cable news channels are more responsible for a misinformed electorate...than the Daily Show. The Cable News Networks are getting paid to lie to people...The Daily Show is making a joke of them...and by way of doing that are prolly informing their viewing audience a bit better than the actual news.
    At times it can be and at others nothing more then pure propaganda dressed in humor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    At times it can be and at others nothing more then pure propaganda dressed in humor.
    Is pure propaganda bathed in humor any worse than just plain old propaganda?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunhawk View Post
    Is pure propaganda bathed in humor any worse than just plain old propaganda?
    No, that's why a little fact checking by unbiased parties doesn't hurt. But you will not get that from either source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunhawk View Post
    Is pure propaganda bathed in humor any worse than just plain old propaganda?

    -Well I just listened to the President's address and we are in trouble

    What in the hell is wrong with the guy??? When all have heard it I ask you to post your thoughts---Now who are we maybe fighting??? Just so odd

    He is almost like a Manchurian Candidate to Islam---Yes I am of the Conservative persuasion but he has to be the most liberal president ever!!! Unfortunately his forcing these ideological rules of his beliefs are extremely bad for our country!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post

    -Well I just listened to the President's address and we are in trouble

    What in the hell is wrong with the guy??? When all have heard it I ask you to post your thoughts---Now who are we maybe fighting??? Just so odd

    He is almost like a Manchurian Candidate to Islam---Yes I am of the Conservative persuasion but he has to be the most liberal president ever!!! Unfortunately his forcing these ideological rules of his beliefs are extremely bad for our country!!!

    He is only drinking a Pepsi Boomer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunhawk View Post
    He is only drinking a Pepsi Boomer.

    OH C-Hawk how I wish that Pepsi endorsement was the only problem we faced

    Now he will let in thousands of Syrians of which substantial numbers could be the worst of terrorists

    -I think anybody on this board could figure out how to infiltrate our borders, but this takes the King Cake!!! I am thinking lil VOB knows more about this whole situation and would love to hear his thoughts if it is ok for him to do in his capacity!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunhawk View Post
    He is only drinking a Pepsi Boomer.

    Could be the first homemade brew in the W-House that is doing some of the talking!!! lol


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    For a "Manchurian Candidate," he sure does kill a whole lot of Muslims with those drones...


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJack55 View Post
    For a "Manchurian Candidate," he sure does kill a whole lot of Muslims with those drones...

    Good Point but remember his end certainly justifies his means!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJack55 View Post
    For a "Manchurian Candidate," he sure does kill a whole lot of Muslims with those drones...
    That's proof he's not a Manchurian Candidate? It's a very very weak attempt at battling a massive issue. In fact, it's massively hypocritical. Make a monster case out of 3 CIA water boardings, but blast people (and adjacent bystanders) out of their shoes with drone strikes? This administration is so lost in their "hope" ideology, it's an absolute joke. When they are unveiled, post presidency, even an ultra liberal won't attempt to defend them. It's going to be unbelievable.

    People can argue about news bias all day long and continue to get absolutely nowhere in the debate. All I read on here are not accurate arguments of true news fairness. I just keep reading each poster's profession of personal politics. If we, as a forum, want to change each other's minds, we need to have a full frontal debate. "Facts" and "the truth" are eluding a huge number of posters on this forum. I don't mind if I'm accused of the same. In a debate, I will not lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJack55 View Post
    For a "Manchurian Candidate," he sure does kill a whole lot of Muslims with those drones...
    Yep, after proclaiming as a senator Bush was terrorizing innocent Afghan citizens with bombing raids and violating human rights at Guantanamo Bay. But what the heck, we can just kill and there is no need for a trial or interrogations.

    PS...If his use of drones is as affective as his bombing campaign in Iraq against ISIS, I'm sure we nailed some bad ones!

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    It may have been said already, but the Problem with politics and news, is that it is almost impossible to have an honest factual debate. Even the supreme court has lost that ability. It's no longer trying to win over the other side with logic and within the confines of the constitution and rule of law, it's about tickling the ears of their audience to win support and elections and becoming activists outside of current law. It's about changing the definition of words to sway people to your side. I.e torture is a good example. Man I can go on and on, but I've probably ?!$$ed enough people already.


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    I'll tell you the truth. Republicans and Democrats are completely useless. And those who continue to fall for the same ole talking points with the same ole non action are complete idiots. No candidate wins an election without giving a handjob, winning, and then getting ___ reamed to thank them for the $. It's easy to vote, it's hard to follow your vote up with paying attention to what they do with that vote. Neither Republican nor Democrat do anything without the Wizard of Oz: corporate donations!

    Hopefully, ppl stop watching the half truths and lies that ALL major news states. But instead we all fighting over, "well democrats do this"..."oh yea, well Bush did that"... A wrong is a wrong!


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    Quote Originally Posted by irokcj5 View Post
    It may have been said already, but the Problem with politics and news, is that it is almost impossible to have an honest factual debate. Even the supreme court has lost that ability. It's no longer trying to win over the other side with logic and within the confines of the constitution and rule of law, it's about tickling the ears of their audience to win support and elections and becoming activists outside of current law. It's about changing the definition of words to sway people to your side. I.e torture is a good example. Man I can go on and on, but I've probably ?!$$ed enough people already.

    Only one fact remains: it's all lies all the time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ulXrunner View Post
    Only one fact remains: it's all lies all the time!
    If you can't discern the lies from the truth, ask someone smarter than you. Regardless of what news channel you decide you "like" the majority of what they're reporting isn't "lies". It is just their choice of what to report. If you can't tell when you're getting duped... it's your fault... not theirs. As for politicians, they aren't any different than political leadership from the beginning of time. We just hear from them and about them too frequently. Our system is still vastly greater than any other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just1More View Post
    If you can't discern the lies from the truth, ask someone smarter than you. Regardless of what news channel you decide you "like" the majority of what they're reporting isn't "lies". It is just their choice of what to report. If you can't tell when you're getting duped... it's your fault... not theirs. As for politicians, they aren't any different than political leadership from the beginning of time. We just hear from them and about them too frequently. Our system is still vastly greater than any other.
    You sir are a patriot! I've enjoyed reading your posts on this thread. 240 years ago I'm sure you would have been a member of the "sons of liberty"!

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