Friday, April 20, 2007 11:26:22 AM
"I really hate to be pessimistic but the politicians lie because we want them to. If an honest politician actually said what he was capable of doing and not what we wanted from them they wouldn't gain office. We believe lies so we get lied to. And most college students have seen "outfoxed" and any educated person knows the media is biased but it`s up to people to decide what to believe and what not to and we tend to believe the sensationalized version of a story or according to the "minimal effects thesis" we believe only what supports and reinforces our pre-existing biases anyway. Everyone lies, politicans get caught."
Not pessimistic, realistic.
Thank you - this is the point - that the lie is often in the eye of the beholder. "He`s a liar!" is not a political argument.
Nothing profound here. The Network movie is a good one for analogies...and sorry about the lame entertainment value (but that`s why it`s in the News&Politics category.
Friday, April 20, 2007 2:52:37 AM
and you know who's not in that video once? RON PAUL! the ONLY presidential candidate that has been CONSISTENT with his voting record in congress over the last 30 years. And yes, he`s an official candidate...ever heard of him? i doubt it...know why? because the media almost NEVER MENTIONS HIM! If you don`t want our 2009 to look like 1984 then VOTE FOR RON PAUL!