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  •  A view from the right (4.00)
    I'm a frequenter of "wingnuttia" as you guys like to call it (mostly NRO, Powerline -- not FR).  After reading this diary I am amazed at how similarly each side thinks:

    1. We are interested in facts, the other guys are all opinion
    2. The other guys lie without reservation because for them it's all about winning the game (cynical)
    3. They are vicious, cutthroat, etc. and will stop at nothing
    4. They are leading our country down the road to ruin
    5. They control the media

    The truth is that all of these are true about both sides to a certain degree.  The only way to learn anything is to see what information one side has to back up their interpretation of a given situation.

    I see a lot of opinion on this sight (which is fine) -- but if you want sway me (or other, more moderate people) I suggest making your arguments more fact-based.  I promise I will listen.

    •  I think if you keep reading this site (none)
      you will see a lot of fact based arguments.  One of the big problems I've had when debating points with right leaning acquaintances is the tendency to discount any fact based argument that comes from what they have determined to be a "liberal source".  In other words, if your "facts" don't come from Fox News, the Washington Times, Wall Street Journal, etc.. then they can't be facts.  

      I'm mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take this anymore!

      by MarkinNC on Tue May 24, 2005 at 03:01:27 PM PDT

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