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Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Liberal Chris Matthews Said This....

More silliness from the left....
Ana Marie Cox, Time.com: "I also want to say that this idea about voice being very important to the current viewer and, and Eugene’s right that it’s true, that this idea that we should be aiming for objective truth in, in journalism is a relatively new thing for us."

Chris Matthews: "I agree."

Cox: "And I think what’s important is that people trust, they could trust an unbiased [sic], they could trust a biased source."

Matthews: "Okay, this country was built on biased reporting."

Cox: "Yeah."

Matthews: "Common Sense by Thomas Paine built this country and it was a point of view -- better independence than British rule. There’s a point of view!"
So, these morons are comparing apples and oranges when attempting to justify liberal media bias. The big difference is that they also do not recognize the difference between news reporting and opinion. Opinion includes, well, one's personal opinions and tries to use facts, sometimes misleading, to build a case to justify the said opinion. Opinion is important since one generally knows the bias of the writer and therefore can look and digest the opinion with that in mind. However, when news reporting is biased, it is an insidious attempt at covering the news with a predetermined outcome. It is not the job of journalists to promote an opinion or point of view, but it seems that this is exactly what is being done and clowns like Cox and Matthews are trying to justify it.

And then, to use the name of Thomas Paine to justify biased reporting is intolerable. Paine was a patriot, abolitionist [before it was popular], pamphleteer and agitator and not a journalist. He was definitely NOT an unbiased reporter of news but one that published his opinions for others to purchase. Chris Matthews is not Thomas Paine but a loud-mouthed dumb-ass. A huuuugggggggggeeeeeeeee difference.

So, the use of Paine as justification for liberal media bias is as silly an argument as one can imagine. Also, it belittles Thomas Paine and his substantial accomplishments for simple partisan gain.

Of course, Thomas Paine also was the author of one of my favorite quotes...
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."
As appropriate today as it was then.


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