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To: Kaslin; Anima Mundi; ebiskit; TenthAmendmentChampion; Obadiah; Mind-numbed Robot; A.Hun; johnny7; ..
This is excellent; bookmarked and pinged.
When activists say we need to move past the partisan divide, what they mean is: Shut up and get with my program. Have you ever heard anyone say, "We need to get past all of this partisan squabbling and name-calling. That's why I'm going to abandon all my objections and agree with you"?
No, and I never expect to. Insisting on the conceit that you cannot be labeled is arrogant. Just like - I would suggest, identical to - claiming to be objective. Either way, you are highly subjective because you have rejected the possibility that where you stand has something to do with where you sit.
Having declined to examine where you sit, you have (or at least affect to have) no idea of the extent to which where you stand is correlated with your own interest.
In the case of the putative "objectivity" of journalism, journalists need to declare their interest in promoting the idea that what they say is more important than what other people do. And admit that their interest in crying "Fire!" results in continual promotion of the idea that things are getting worse every day.
Unless they admit that, proof exists that they are not even trying to be objective.

4 posted on 12/09/2010 7:44:39 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

BTTT


6 posted on 12/09/2010 8:01:59 AM PST by E.G.C.
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