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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:05 AM

Sunday News Programs - a complete waste of time and propaganda

I gave up watching sunday news programs in the bush years after being a passionate weekly viewer in the Clinton years. I tried to watch again today and was revolted by the insipid questions, useless interviewers, and general smiling all round by these highly paid media whores and lobbyists.

There is not an intelligent followup questions asked. On face the nation, the president of the nra said that his primary concern was to protect children. what would be the natural followup question to this? there are many, and so you'd have to be trying to get his wrong. For example, "there have been 100 more gun deaths in the last 2 weeks, so how are you doing this?", "How do you recommend we measure the success of your proposals", "Why was the NRA silent after the tragedy?".

Bob Schieffer smiled like a media whore and said it was good to see the guest. fing what? it would be nice for the parents in Sandy Hook to meet their children. Sunday morning 'news' programs are infomercials for repugs. f them.

I think the President has this and we will start to see progress.

i thank God for the Daily Show and the Colbert Report and David Lettermen for my news.

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Reply Sunday News Programs - a complete waste of time and propaganda (Original post)
samsingh Dec 2012 OP
samsingh Dec 2012 #1
Laochtine Dec 2012 #2
samsingh Dec 2012 #3
Laochtine Dec 2012 #6
TheKentuckian Dec 2012 #4
samsingh Dec 2012 #5
jsr Dec 2012 #7
samsingh Dec 2012 #8
Nero No Hero Dec 2012 #9
samsingh Dec 2012 #10

Response to samsingh (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:22 AM

1. i just watched ABC and it was no better

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Response to samsingh (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:30 AM

2. I love the commercials

Fred Thompson stealing homes, BP explaining how the Gulf is better for the spill(s). It's a wonderful life.

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Response to Laochtine (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:32 AM

3. there must have been a backroom buyout to turn these into repug infomercials about 10 years ago

this must be an open secret somewhere.

i can't stand watching these anymore and i used to be a loyal watcher at one time

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Response to samsingh (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:00 PM

6. Agreed

The things they sell most humans can buy, they are ads for lobbying. How many engines from Northrup Grumman can you buy, not many, IMO. I used to get fired up for football watching the give and take of ideas, now it's just a soap opera gone bad.

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Response to samsingh (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:40 AM

4. That is correct.

The propaganda is for the "beltway common wisdom", aka making the wealthy richer and the middle class poor and the poor dead or better destitute as an example. You always need an "untouchable" class to keep the rabble in line and to keep the ranks close.

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Response to TheKentuckian (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:42 AM

5. makes sense. this could be class warfare or class protection

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Response to samsingh (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:03 PM

7. Sure looks like today is NRA Day on teevee.

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Response to jsr (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 03:39 PM

8. yup

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Response to samsingh (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 03:53 PM

9. Peggy Noonan & Grover Norquist on ABC's panel

 

Hey YESTERDAY called...

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Response to Nero No Hero (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 08:12 PM

10. norquist is irrelevant or rapidly becoming so

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