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Mon Jun 25, 2018, 01:23 PM

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Last week I posted an email a friend of mine (who's a Republican) sent me, which he probably got from someone else. Before block-quoting the email, I indicated that I had several issues with it, and that I wanted to scream at him on a couple of points. Then I asked for your take on it. His email had to do with immigration issues.

Out of 18 responses, most of them focused on the immigration issues, but a couple attacked me for spreading Republican messages. Later that day I received a PM indicating my post had been removed for breaking one of the rules.

I appealed it.

Yesterday I received another PM telling me that the admins had agreed I was not breaking a rule, and re-instated my post. To them I say thank you for taking the time to consider my appeal.

The reason I'm writing this, however, is just to point out that only one of the 18 responses picked up on the hypocrisy of the message in the email, and none picked up on the last paragraph, which read:

This one story illustrates how important it is for us to do our research regarding today’s headlines. The Corporate Media either refuses to do the research, is incapable of doing the research or has done the research and decided to lie to you about its findings. Either way, this would make the Corporate Media lazy, incompetent or just plain deceptive. Liars, if you will.

This was one of the points I wanted to scream at my friend about. The original writer appears to have forgotten that Fox, and several other conservative outlets, are part of "The Corporate Media," and that they are doing exactly what he is describing.

I wrote another post a few weeks ago about people nowadays, in so many cases, not bothering to read: they just glance at something, form an opinion, and proceed to defend that opinion. Several responses agreed and a couple went into some detail. I feel this is really a problem. We are at a point right now where it is critical to get our facts straight and to not get into fights with each other because we didn't bother to read or to listen.

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