The burnout gambit bites back

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Too much hate

So true, media girl. At one point we get too tired to hate. It is exhausting and finally it because obvious to all, there are deeper issues with these people about their own self-hate that is fueling them.

Let's try some love. Who knows. It might work better.

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Posted by Matsu on 9 September 2005 - 11:45am
"you go girl!"

MediaGirl,

Once again you have put it all together clearly!

The Bushies and Rovians have taken a page from Orwell where hate is love, war is peace, and lies are truth.

Unfortunately, they are also trying to rewrite history, deny the reporting of history, and generally suppress information about what the hell is going on.

America is waking up!

Intelligent design is about ignorance, abstinence-only education is about getting children pregnant, clear skies is about pollution, and the war on terror is about military adventurism.

Keep up the good work!

Bob

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Posted by BobsAdvice (not verified) on 9 September 2005 - 12:49pm
This is an excellent post.

This is an excellent post. I have been watching the media more carefully than ever this week. It seems that when the journalists first got on the ground in the Gulf region, they were breaking from the talking points. We saw this clearly with Rivera and Smith at Fox. We also saw the media actually getting help to people when they started to report the truth of what was happening.

And yet, the media also perpetuated horrific stereotypes of the poor New Orleanians by suggesting that the looting, rapes and shooting carried out by a few, dangerous individuals was somehow to be expected of this sin city. My students were quite swept away by this portrait of New Orleans, which is perhaps more enticing news than the countless stories of heartache and neighborly goodness.

The media still absorbs quite unbelievably the talking points of this administration: "blame game" and "pointing fingers." (Did you see David Gregory go after Scott McClellan (on Crooks and Liars)? While listening to NPR in my office, I couldn't believe that journalist after journalist prefaced all their investigative questions with: "are we engaging in the blame game by . . ."?

Btw, I wrote a post recently on intelligent design: http://melancholicfeminista.blogspot.com/2005/09/w...

And, I posted two interesting pieces on what is wrong with abstinence-only and Bush's pro-life policies: http://melancholicfeminista.blogspot.com/2005/09/w...

--Aspazia

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Cautious, careful people always casting about to preserve their reputation or social standards never can bring about reform. Those who are really in earnest are willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathies with despised ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences.

Susan B. Anthony, In Decisions

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Posted by aspazia on 10 September 2005 - 7:10am
Impeach Bush

Our problem in regard to Impeaching Bush is that we have no leader. Who is our leader? MG--would you take on the task?

Mary

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Posted by Mary (not verified) on 10 September 2005 - 3:09pm
Moi?

I think impeachment is a Congressional duty. ;) But there are plenty of people already crying out.

Clearly the guy is an incompetent. But there still seems to be a strong pro-incompetence faction in this country.

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Posted by media girl on 10 September 2005 - 6:08pm