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  •  "the media pipers must be paid" (3+ / 0-)

    oh, so true, but we didn't have to follow them down the rabbit hole instead of "Crashing the Gates".

    •  Exactly (1+ / 0-)
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      kj in missouri

      Buying into the media narrative instead of questioning and challenging them is a huge weakness of many "liberal" voters.

      Look at how quickly and forcefully Republicans push back against any anti-Romney narrative - no matter how accurate it might be.

      Whenever one of us tries to do that, we are quickly silenced by others who call us "paranoid", CT's,  "just like the Republicans" etc. Usually when we question the media, we are basing our skepticism on hard facts, math that doesn't add up, and events, not some airy fairy delusions like those over at RedState.

      •  don't be silenced. :-) /nt (0+ / 0-)

        "From single strands of light we build our webs." ~kj

        by kj in missouri on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 10:54:01 AM PDT

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      •  "Silenced"? Have you noticed the FP here... (5+ / 0-)

        ...From the Mitt Romney debating Mitt Romney video to a take-down in diary after diary of nearly everything that came out of Mitt Romney's lying mouth during the debate (and comparing it to his other lies).

        The difference between what Joe Biden did and what Barack Obama did BY THEIR PERFORMANCES is that a large hunk of independent voters came away from the Biden vs. Ryan debate supporting the Democratic ticket because Biden hammered out a theme: Ryan-(and-Romney)-support-policies-and-tell-stories-that-are-laughable-and-they-think-you're-too-dumb-to-get-it. That is a powerful smackdown and not once had the actual word "liar" attached to it. It was delivered avuncularly, not with anger, which means it's going to stick.

        The ultimate message: these guys are a joke. We know that they are also dangerous extremists. But they can soften the extremist image. Once mocked, it's hard to recover. And Biden mocked Ryan mercilessly. As we saw, he was defenseless against this mockery. It controlled his response from the first "malarkey" to the moment the microphones were shut off. It was masterful. No missteps worthy of note.

        Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

        by Meteor Blades on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 11:14:14 AM PDT

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      •  You don't appear to have been silenced (1+ / 0-)
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        I don't see your diary getting deleted, or your comments being deleted or hidden, or you even getting HRs in your tip jar. No one is silencing you at all. Some are disagreeing with your point of view, and you seem to have a real problem with that, which I think is unfortunate as the overall topic is interesting and good to discuss I think.

        I watched the video you posted, I read your diary, I read everyone's comments, and I posted a comment on my own take. Your defensive/aggressive responses to everyone who does not agree with you and the way you paint all as essentially enemies, of you and of President Obama, is very disheartening to any hope of reasonable discussion on this.

    •  yes. /nt (0+ / 0-)

      "From single strands of light we build our webs." ~kj

      by kj in missouri on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 11:09:16 AM PDT

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