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  •  When the so-called referees.... (1+ / 0-)
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    Calamity Jean

    ....are more concerned with balance than with truth, this is what you get. It's a system that creates incentives for lying. After all "both sides do it!" "It's just another valid opinion." So, all of a sudden, we live in a time where torture is a legit topic for debate, scientific facts are "controversial" and ending Medicare as we know it isn't actually ending Medicare because the Republicans say it's not so. Well, hell, while we're at it, I'm going to claim I'm the lead singer for Metallica and I'd like my royalty checks now. It's just another valid opinion, right?

    •  You're not ?!? (0+ / 0-)
      ...I'm going to claim I'm the lead singer for Metallica....
      I thought that was the origin of your screenname!!

      Renewable energy brings national global security.      -6.25, -6.05

      by Calamity Jean on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 11:45:23 AM PST

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