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Friday, March 16, 2007
THE AMERICAN PUBLIC SEEMS TO BE AFRAID TO USE THE TERM "LIE" WHEN IT COMES TO SOMETHING LIKE THE MEDIA. WHILE MEDIA BIAS CAN TAKE MANY FORMS, THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT IT IS ESSENTIALLY A LIE. 84% OF AMERICANS THINK SO. THAT MEANS THAT ALL OF THE NONSENSE YOU ARE READING ABOUT POLITICS, SOCIETY, RELIGION AND ECONOMICS IS A BUNCH OF BOSH. CARE TO RETHINK YOUR POSITION ON PARTY POLITICS, GLOBAL WARMING, THE ECONOMY? NAH, I DIDN'T THINK SO. MEDIA BIAS EXISTS BECAUSE WE LET IT. WE WANT IT, WE BUY IT. WE WOULD RATHER FEEL GOOD THAN BE RIGHT. OH WELL...

Poll: Bias 'alive and well' in press - Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper: "The vast majority of American voters detect the presence of political bias in the mainstream news media, according to a Zogby poll released yesterday in conjunction with the George Washington University Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet. "

posted by Jack Mercer @ 3/16/2007 11:46:00 AM  
5 Comments:
  • At 3/18/2007 02:56:00 AM, Blogger whig said…

    Jack, I think the American public is waking up to the fact that the mainstream media lies, particularly egregiously but by no means exclusively Fox news. But where all media are concerned, take a very clear issue like medical marijuana and find me an honest media account of the fact that cannabis is medicine that has no toxicity at any dose. I hope you agree that people should know the truth about this.

     
  • At 3/18/2007 08:16:00 PM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Hi Whig!

    Good to hear from you as always.

    I surprise most when I say this, because I am often labeled as a "conservative" (I am, but not in a contemporary sense--I am more an "originalist"), but I have no idea why marijuana is not legal. To me is seems like the greatest hypocricy in the world to limit something like marijuana while legalizing something like alcohol. It is a double standard.

    Believe it or not, I wouldn't have a problem with the legalization of all drugs.

    The reason we will never see this, though, Whig, is because of socialized medicine. As an originalist, I believe in personal responsibility and with personal responsibility comes freedom. Because of our country's push toward socialism and things like social medicine, then the public will dictate to individuals what they can and can't do. The will refuse to legalize drugs because they will not want to pay for medical problems (addictions, dependence, etc.) associated with them.

    We'll discuss this more when we have the time, Whig. You and I may think more alike than you realize!

    Take care,

    -Jack

     
  • At 3/18/2007 10:18:00 PM, Blogger whig said…

    Jack, it's good to hear you believe that cannabis should be legal, but that is not what I said. I said it was medicine that has no toxicity at any dose.

    By analogy, it is like you suggesting that Christianity should be legal. Well, of course it should be. It also happens to be true.

    Don't you think we should tell the truth?

     
  • At 3/19/2007 06:11:00 AM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Whig, the truth is paramount. On the subject of cannabis you may be more of an expert about it than I. I don't know much about it. But if there are scientifically verified facts about there it should be anyone's right to know.

    Is there a lot of reporting on the topic out there?

    -Jack

     
  • At 3/19/2007 01:21:00 PM, Blogger whig said…

    Medical reports and studies are coming out all the time, but they are not being given coverage in the corporate-owned media.

    Rather than rehashing all the data here, you should stop over at my blog and look at a few articles. If I could just start you off with one it would be this:

    Cannabis is medicine

    There are a bunch of links from that one that I recommend you click to get the full picture of what I'm saying. I try to keep things in small, understandable chunks that you can digest rather than dumping everything on you at once.

     
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