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Royaras Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-05 05:19 PM
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132. You have to see the bigger issue
There's no question to the people who frequent DU and other alternative press outlets that CNN and other MSM (TV especially) is irrelevant if you really want to get an idea of the news of the day in context.

The issue isn't the quality of CNN for news dissemination. The issue is continuing to allow conservatives to frame the issues, especially to those who do watch CNN and their ilk for their news. Jesus is not the sole provenance of the Conservatives. In fact, I think that Jesus would be horrified by the way the Republican party has claimed ownership of him by only select messages and ignoring wholly most of Jesus's teachings. Let's be honest, Jesus was a radical liberal. He spoke of non-judgment of others, caring for the poor, the infirm, and befriending the lowliest of society. Sound like any Republican you know?

I am sick and tired of being told that because I dislike Bush with a white-hot passion that I must be anti-American; that because I believe in progressive causes I must be anti-Christian; that because I believe we have no business being in Iraq that I am pro-terrorist. Every time we allow someone in the media to frame the argument in such ridiculous, reductive terms, we are allowing them to pigeonhole and therefore, dismiss us.

This isn't mindlessness, this is the very essence of mindFULness.
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