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  •  I can agree with that, MB (4+ / 0-)

    But it's quite another thing to ascribe that motivation to Taibbi.

    If taibbi is wrong, refute him on the facts and leave it at that.

    citizen k has gone so far as to ascribe motice; I mean, it's not as if apathy and despair isn't already within the body politic but Taibbi isn't causing it.

    •  i don't think Taibbi WANTS to cause apathy (1+ / 0-)
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      elmo

      I think he wants to sell his stories and the "they are all crooks" story is easy to sell.

      favorite band: twisted gloating

      by citizen k on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 11:52:52 AM PST

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      •  That's his schtick (0+ / 0-)

        so all that's necessary, it seems to me, is to annex "all of the facts" to the story,

        But every politician (and most political commentators(including those here at Kos) does that).

      •  That's a naive point of view. (6+ / 0-)

        This website is populated by people who are passionate about politics. There's the newly active and the old vets, and everybody in between. It's a reliable bet that virtually all of us (minus the usual contingent of pass-through trolls and troublemakers) vote, every chance we get. We don't all agree on any politician or policy or even about what needs doing from the bottom up in all aspects of our political system. The nature of the political beast.

        The attempts by some diarists to command subjects and issues on this website, and police the opinions that members are allowed to have/voice is... a pointless waste of time and energy by overgrown children. A majority of us have little patience for temper tantrums, no matter how much kicking and screaming and breath-holding accompanies them.

        Nobody paying enough attention to keep track of news and analysis of this country's financial and political predicaments is going to stop voting because they find out the good guys and bad guys are largely interchangeable depending on what issue is highlighted and what day of the week it happens to be. It has always been thus. Critical thinkers are a dime a dozen on this website. We really don't need any hall monitors trying to force our thoughts and opinions into line.

      •  Bingo! (1+ / 0-)
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        renzo capetti

        That has the ring of truth to it.

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