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happysadfun wrote:qeee1 wrote:happysadfun wrote:qeee1 wrote:happysadfun wrote: (hint- if you're not an American, please don't try to debate on American polotics)
yes, because not being an American makes your opinion less valid.
I'm saying that most of you don't know as much about american polotics as you do your own respective countries. I won't debate in your polotics threads, as I think it's rude to debate about a country you have never lived in and don't plan on living in.
If ignorance is really your problem then make the disclaimer regarding ignorance, as I've no time for your jingoistic generalisations.
OK, how is this ignorance: You do not live in America.What you "know" about America comes from your media, be it positive or negative. You can debate your own polotics, and form opinions on every action of your country's leader(s), if you so desire. You shouldn't form opinions on every little action of other nations' leaders, seeing as you do not live there, chances are that you never will, you only know what your media tells you about another country, and what you research from biased sources, all countries and sources and media is biased, all across the face of the earth. Make opinions about the laws and regulations of your country, and discredit the country you are fighting against. But don't make such statements about countries you don't know, and don't just get one of those prefabricated "I hate America because they are protecting their country and their people by making a war wihich I condemn because it is war and I hate war because I am a liberal and think that world peace is actually possible and that war is a violation of human rights" opinions. Those are absolute bull and you are completely ignoring the fact that people in other countries are a lot like you.
AndyDufresne wrote:BBC is actually a pretty good source of news, and I'd rather watch it than most of News Corps in the States. There are a few others out there also, NPR on the radio, etc.
cowshrptrn wrote:then again, we get our information about our government fomr the media as well. If you look at bias in media, state run news channels like BBC tend to be much less biased than our private ones like fox and CNN
AndyDufresne wrote:One thing to consider though...as it won't happen with the current issue at hand...which Governor gets to appoint the new rep to fill the vacancy if the Governor say lost his election, but is still in office until the new one is sworn in at the beginning of the next year. Would the new Governor that the state elected make the official decision, or would it be the last official act of the one leaving office? I don't think it is clearly stated anywhere what happens, if the situations arises.
Stopper wrote:My God, ksslemp, you seemed almost to equate the BBC with Communists there.
The BBC may be state-run, but the state in this case (UK) is democratically-elected, so I think it's fair to say it might be more or less objective.
I think the question of privately-run media is a lot more important. Mr Murdoch is not democratically-elected, and he definitely has certain biases of his own, which are NEVER disclosed to his viewers/readers.
Fox News/Sun newspaper, anyone?
mightyal wrote:The BBC is neither state run nor state funded. It 's viewpoint is far more independent than any Murdoch propaganda operation will ever be.
ksslemp wrote:What I am saying is a Free Press is ALWAYS better than a gov't sponsored one. Its the notion that the Gov't will provide that's is Communist.
ksslemp wrote:You don't honestly believe that "Mr. Murdock" is involved in the day to day operations of Fox news, Do You?
Try not to confuse a Bond movie with reality please!
What I am saying is a Free Press is ALWAYS better than a gov't sponsored one. Its the notion that the Gov't will provide that's is Communist.
But i would agree that a gov't news org, where the gov't is Democratically- Elected would be more objective than one from a state like lets say N. Korea.
max is gr8 wrote:mmmm
Isn't it racist to say anyone not american should not comment I'm taking this to lack whoever made this thread shall be banned
happysadfun wrote:Now let's get back on subject. Americans: Will the Dems lose control?
What do you think of Operation Surrender, being plotted by the Dems?
Ann Coulter vs. George Steph?
happysadfun wrote:Ann Coulter vs. George Steph?
happysadfun wrote:I am not anti- any civilzed country. I believe that we should be carpet bombing Syria back to the Stone Age and at war preventing Iran from getting nukes.