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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #1)
Tue Jun 18, 2013, 12:20 PM
sabrina 1 (61,827 posts)
7. You have provided a perfect example of what the article is saying. Both Clemons and Greenwald
are well respected bloggers, but on the Left throughout the Bush era. Not on the Right. But even if they were on the Right, IF they were reporting facts, it should not matter.
Apparently, according to the article, our 'news' media has now reached a point where the 'messenger' is attacked by those who do not like the facts.
The fact is that Democrats like Ron Wyden and Jerry Adler and Scott and Grayson and most of our best most Progressive Dems have been warning about this for a long time. Do you look at them too and dismiss the whole story?
If you can't take what is on a Liberal forum, I can't help you with that. We are liberal democrats and care more the truth than about individuals. I used to be a blind partisan Dem certain that MY party could do no wrong and was willing and did take on any Republican who said otherwise. It was a painful process to realize that the world isn't that conveniently black and white and for a while I stopped commenting on political forums.
Now I want MY party to be on the right side of the issues. I don't care who the messenger is so long as they are telling the truth.
Greenwald has a long history throughout the Bush years of being one of the few independent writers who took on the Bush gang. He was supported by the left or so they said. Some on the left it appears were not that interested in facts, only in politics. They are marginal in the real world. Most Americans care about the truth regarding what is happening to this country. Greenwald HAS been targeted before, by one of those Government Contractors.
Apparently we've reached the point where writers are a threat. I didn't have to listen to morons like Peter King, who agrees with you btw. I have seen calls for the prosecutions of writers right here on DU.
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