I confess, I have a “thing” for Factcheck.org. I love reading/hearing about all the truncated quotes and misleading claims, from both sides, because let’s face it, politics are fascinating, in a morbid kind of way. The trick is to weed through the rhetoric and ignore *media bias and find the truth – and then make your decision based on that truth.
Don’t base your political opinions on what your neighbor is doing. Don’t base them on what is popular. Base them for what is right. For what is right for this country. We don’t need any more spending. We don’t need our government to hold our hands but to guide us down a successful and prosperous road (if we choose to go that route).
We need to hold our politicians accountable for the funding they’ve received, not give them more money to squander away. We need to make sure they spend OUR money wisely. We need them to do some internal butt-kicking and make sure Washington is doing what WE are paying them to do FOR US.
Here’s a wrap-up video from Factcheck.org. Again, don’t be sucked into the emotions – the media is playing you like a well-tuned instrument.
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*One media bias example, Sarah Palin’s photo on the cover of Newsweek: The media manipulation to subliminally impact the populace to vote for the party of the media’s choice by keeping Palin’s photo intact, untouched, when, in comparison, the Newsweek cover with Obama…at more of a distance without one obvious facial flaw and a light diffusing from the top of his head, which made him look like a moment in the movie The Ten Commandments — the halo effect told a lot about the “messiah-like” impression that this publication was attempting to create to influence the readership.
I personally think the whole controversy is ridiculous and in fact, only showcases how beautiful Palin is without the fancy touch-ups; it makes her appear more “real.”
Why is it so hard to treat candidates, from both sides of the fence, equally?
And may I just ask, what was the deal with the byline on the Palin cover?
“She’s One of the Folks.”
Is this implying that being regular “folks” is a bad thing?
Because I like being a regular folk. In fact, I prefer it.