You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Why does every right leaning "pundit" parrot the same talking points [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU
WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 11:26 AM
Original message
Why does every right leaning "pundit" parrot the same talking points
Advertisements [?]
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.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC