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Odious justice Donating Member (117 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 04:35 PM
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110. Think about that last statement.
When a journalist lies to the public he or she risks his career and reputation in doing so.

Jeff Gannon and Jason Leopold. Jason Blair.

They're all doing great now, eh?

What are "laws" going to do? We already have laws. That's my whole point. Almost everything you're referring to is subjective at best. If a reporter says that "Obama killed a baby in Detroit" that would be an excellent example of a lie/slander or libel. If the same reporter says that "Obama is smug and would be a lousy president because he has a Muslim background" that would be an opinion. Not a lie. It is biased, untrue, hateful, and trite. But, it is allowed under our system. News is made for consumers. We can choose which news we want to listen to. We have to act as our own filter. It's not the governments role or job or duty.

Live free or die baby.
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