Saturday, January 22, 2011 8:14:22 AM
But @davymid: all the info you get on Palin comes FROM the MSM, unless you watch videos, uncut, or attend he speaches personally. Thus the MSM 'decides` FOR YOU what you see: Palin makes a great speach full of facts and convinving arguements. MSM: not newsworthy 0% coverage Palin mis-speaks and says "north" insted of "south" MSM: FRONT PAGE NEWS! 100% coverage
Friday, January 21, 2011 10:02:02 PM
like yourself and most other liberals, I'm pretty sure that canadian/ european exposure to sarah palin and most other american politics is completely limited to the opinions of people like jon stewart and stephen colbert. I know you and your kin have a hard time differentiating between intelligent insight and comedy but there you have it. Oh Eric. Dear Eric. While you rail against liberals, europeans and canadians (I happen to be all three), please understand that we don`t form our opinions on Palin from the media, nor from comedians. We are quite capable of listening to her, first hand, and coming to our own conclusions. Personally, I think she`s a vapid bint, who would drive the world into a pit were she in charge. And yes, some of us are rational intelligent adults who are actually capable of forming our own opinions on world leaders. Hell, I`ve never even drank Kool-Aid. Heard of it, never tasted it or even been offered some.
Friday, January 21, 2011 7:24:29 PM
@EricWRN I'm going to have to veto that nazi flame award. The comparison was not a godwin. The fact that the ultimate evil villain of the past 100 years is in fact Hitler allows his comment in the context of his statement.
It should be noted that while the Hitler comparison should be used with caution, as to avoid the Godwin, it is a valid argument when there is sufficient context (e.g. in the use of ww2, or when attempting hyperbole).
As a sub-note, who else could he put in the role of Hitler? Vlad the impaler`s been romanticized by Stoker, Genghis Khan was badass, folks may not immediately recognize McVeigh or Kaczynski. Perhaps Satan, but the invocation of a historical figure trumps that of a mythical one.