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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 11:26 AM
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Why does every right leaning "pundit" parrot the same talking points
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no matter what the age, sex or race, they all say the same thing.

What does that tell you about the intellectual level of those on the right?

They are all combative, all say the same thing, always directed the conversation back to fit the message of the day.

Intellectual laziness or total contempt for their audience in the way that they don't trust them to formulate their own opinions is what I see.

And I think this frustrates those of us on the intellectual left.

We want those on the left to be like those on the right, but do we really want our folks to be parroting some left wing Rovian character determining talking for the intellectual left.

For instance, today on MSNBC, they are talking about Solynda being an example of government intervening in the market place but I would answer what the hell is happening with the oil business getting massive tax write offs to write off all their costs of developing an oil field before one hole is drilled...

In 2009, the oil industry paid not one cent in federal tax. Why? Because they had preferential tax treatment. Whether you get your money up front or on the back side, it's all money from the fed.
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  -Why does every right leaning "pundit" parrot the same talking points WCGreen  Nov-17-11 11:26 AM   #0 
  - Someone behind the scenes is feeding them their lines?  FiveGoodMen   Nov-17-11 11:31 AM   #1 
  - Because they all come from the same place in the middle of the spider web  Warpy   Nov-17-11 11:31 AM   #2 
  - Because they all get their daily talking points  hifiguy   Nov-17-11 11:34 AM   #3 
  - 'cause it's so much easier than having to think for one's self?  LibertyLover   Nov-17-11 11:37 AM   #4 
  - This guy  DainBramaged   Nov-17-11 11:37 AM   #5 
  - honest truth -- they get a "message" every morning  grasswire   Nov-17-11 11:37 AM   #6 
  - And Limbaugh and Hannity are the bullhorns.  Chipper Chat   Nov-17-11 11:41 AM   #10 
  - Hillary called it the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy  grasswire   Nov-17-11 11:51 AM   #13 
  - and if you repeat the talking point over and over again  newspeak   Nov-17-11 12:17 PM   #21 
  - and have been doing this for like 20 years now  Warren Stupidity   Nov-17-11 12:40 PM   #28 
  - Because they're the right-leaning-pundit talking points.  dtexdem   Nov-17-11 11:38 AM   #7 
  - Meanwhile, DU is bitterly fractured over something as commonly agreeable as OWS  Nuclear Unicorn   Nov-17-11 11:40 AM   #8 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-17-11 11:43 AM   #12 
  - true dat  grasswire   Nov-17-11 11:53 AM   #14 
  - The mascots of the GOP and Dems should be changed  JaneQPublic   Nov-17-11 12:09 PM   #20 
  - Punditry is an industry and talking points are essential tools like hammers and nails  aint_no_life_nowhere   Nov-17-11 11:40 AM   #9 
  - The Right hates intellectuals.  Rex   Nov-17-11 11:42 AM   #11 
  - That's what their handler faxes all of them daily.  kestrel91316   Nov-17-11 11:56 AM   #15 
  - Because what is behind it all has nothing to thinking.  RDANGELO   Nov-17-11 11:57 AM   #16 
  - Party Discipline  No Joe   Nov-17-11 11:58 AM   #17 
  - The Heritage Foundation.  MrScorpio   Nov-17-11 12:00 PM   #18 
  - ECHO ECho Echo echo chamber. They don't put much thought into their thoughts.  FarLeftFist   Nov-17-11 12:00 PM   #19 
  - K&R!  CaliforniaPeggy   Nov-17-11 12:21 PM   #22 
  - because it's in the publican bible. and if they doth believe  pansypoo53219   Nov-17-11 12:21 PM   #23 
  - Because they're brainwashed n/t  catgirl   Nov-17-11 12:23 PM   #24 
  - The Mighty Wurlitzer  redqueen   Nov-17-11 12:24 PM   #25 
  - i'm pretty sure they're told what to say.  barbtries   Nov-17-11 12:29 PM   #26 
  - because they can not think for themselves  mod mom   Nov-17-11 12:29 PM   #27 
  - They want to show how impartial they are. If they tell the truth, the truth  demosincebirth   Nov-17-11 12:45 PM   #29 
  - it's called orchestration.  unblock   Nov-17-11 01:01 PM   #30 
  - What I was getting at is that there is a clear retort to something like  WCGreen   Nov-17-11 01:36 PM   #31 
  - While the right wing is too lock-step, the left is not enough  FiveGoodMen   Nov-17-11 03:43 PM   #32 
     - Couldn't have said it better myself....  WCGreen   Nov-17-11 06:09 PM   #33 
  - Because their scripts are written by the top 1  krispos42   Nov-17-11 06:16 PM   #34 

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