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    and understand the feelings of journalistic integrity. However despite the plummeting integrity of main stream and right-wing journalism, there is no way a site with approx 3/4 million sign up members all of whom can post comments and diaries after a brief waiting period would ever be expected to maintain the highest levels of journalistic integrity.

    Individual diaries perhaps would be along the line where the integrity would be closer matched to a "Letter to the Editor" in the editorial columns of a paper...

    Withholding a Rec or, writing a comment questioning the validity of the content would perhaps have been the right thing to do.

    I'm relatively new here, and at the time the diaries were published was merely a lurker visiting on links e-mailed to me by my brother. I am however not a newcomer to internet forums having participated in many established ones, participated in starting up a few, and serving as admin on a few, in addition to presently owning one. Each Forum has it's own idiosyncrasies and newcomers are often confused about how things work when they join. Tell you the truth I'm still figuring my way around here despite being fluent in V-Bulletin, Pun BB, BuddyPress, BBPress, phpBB. It's a whole new place for me, and a whole new way of doing things...

    When I first saw the "Teaser Clips" of the 47% video there was little doubt in my mind that they were indeed authentic, and I couldn't wait to see the full release. Yes, these were exactly what we knew and expected Mittens to be like, but it was amazing that he would throw that much poop into the air, and walk under it at the same time. His arrogance was what truly surprised me.

    I could fully understand the source of the video taking great lengths to conceal his/her identity as things like this can be very dangerous on the Wild Wild Web in many ways, having had more than one person threaten to show up at my doorstep or, workplace over a forum banning. Nevermind a damning video of a multimillionaire presidential candidate...

    The frontpaging of the story with full credibility can always come later, once the rest of the story becomes apparent. I.E. the user becomes trusted, and the video is checked for tampering. In this case we missed the "Big Story."

    "Do you realize the responsibility I carry?
    I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House."
    ~John F. Kennedy~

    -7.5,-5.8

    by Oldestsonofasailor on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 01:53:33 PM PDT

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