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  •  The inanity of the establishment media (3+ / 0-)

    I want to hurl something at the TV every time some media drone confidently and smugly asserts, as if they were predicting that the sun will rise tomorrow, that Social Security and Medicare need to be cut (meaning, at the benefit, not efficiency level), both because they're "going broke" and to reduce the deficit and debt. The level of idiocy and/or dishonesty in these statements, especially given how pervasive and established they are, is simply surreal.

    Surely most of the people making these assertions must know, on some level, given that they're regularly exposed to people much smarter than they, that this is nonsense, leading one to conclude that the reason they continue to make them anyway is likely out of career self-interest, because people who challenge what the establishment wants you to believe tend to be punished for it, and people who reinforce what the establishment wants you to believe tend to be rewarded for it, regardless of its underlying veracity.

    Still, it pisses me off to no end. I hate it when I get taken for a fool.

    /rant

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 01:14:33 PM PST

    •  I hate it when I get taken for a fool. (0+ / 0-)

      I hate it when other people assume they can take me for a fool.

      But I guess that's what you meant.... So I no longer listen to those people at all.

      Not having any TV reception anymore (out in the mountains) due to digital switch helps, actually.....

      So we have an arrangement: They can't try and take me for a fool, and I don't feel bad or angry.

      Without geometry, life is pointless. And blues harmonica players suck.

      by blindcynic on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 07:42:23 PM PST

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