Thursday, September 18, 2008
It is Thursday night, & to tell you the truth I am just not sure where to start? I am a true believer that we all are entitled to our personal opinions, politically & otherwise.... & should feel free to voice them in a respectful way. When it comes to the presidential election the same is true. Most of us are reading about, watching news programs & debating issues trying to get all the facts,... in order to make an educated decision about who should lead our country. It is no secret, that for years the media has had a liberal voice....but in the last few weeks it has become ludicrous!....Does the media really think we are that stupid?....Do they think we don't notice the "slanted" way they report the news....& how absurd some of these interviews are conducted.
Just last weekend, Charlie Gibson of "ABC news" was asking questions of Gov. Sarah Palin. As the interview began I hardly reconized Mr Gibson?...Who was this man?....I know there is a difference in their heights, but please, the camera protrayed Gibson as hovering over Palin, almost scolding her!...and his voice?...I watched Good Morning America for years & have NEVER heard the tone he took on that evening? Someone mentioned he looked like a school principal reprimanding a student, which I feel was a perfect description of this exchange.....And some of the material he had the nerve to bring up?...The "Bush Doctrine"????....There is no such thing!? Shame on you Mr. Gibson!
Then going on to "The View",.... the daytime "coffee-clatch" of 5 of the most annoying ladies ever assembled on television. A few weeks ago the group had on Sen. Barack Obama. It was a very cordial visit,....with the ladies drilling him with "hard-hitting" questions about "whether it was true or not if he was indeed related to Brad Pit"?...or Barbara Walters, ...maybe one of the most biased women ever, almost drooling, as she brought up how "sexy" they all felt Mr. Obama was!?
And then to be "fair", this last week we watched as Sen. John McCain & his wife Cindy came for a chat. Almost from the get-go, it was an attack!....Miss Walters, sporting a sour attitude & talking so loudly, Mr. McCain could hardly answer the questions?....Followed by, her sarcastically asking Mrs. McCain about the number of homes their family has????.... Who the hell cares, Barbara!???
This kind of unfairness by the media is just inexcuseable to me!....To the media,...don't even try to pretend you are treating the candidates the same!.....And Miss Walters claims to be such an important "news woman"?.....
And tonight, listening for a while to Larry King on CNN....After 45 minutes, my husband shook his head & made the comment that not one positve or correct thing had been said about the Republicans in all that time?....not one!
Then as the final straw tonight, my daughter Mallory came home with an interesting story. Mallory is a senior at San Diego State University, working toward a degree in Applied Art. I have two college age daughters, who both have had classes where the liberal agenda was voiced loud & clear!....& even though my husband & I have always encouraged them to speak their mind, they very rarely have in the overwelmingly Democratic environment of a college campus.
However, today was a bit different.Today in Mallory's "sculpure class", each student had to present their individual project to the class. Each person took their turn, until it was the turn of one young man in the class. This student stood tall, showing his "scupture" to the others. It consisted of a suitcase of blood-stained money, fake guns & the pictures of Bush & McCain with slashes across their faces. He went on to verbally explain his project saying our country is run by a "sociopath",... that he HATES Sarah Palin & all she stands for! My daughter said that she was sitting right next to this young man & was feeling a bit uncomfortable. As he reached the final explantion of his "artwork", the class started cheering & saying how wonderful it all was!....And, then one of the students, an older woman in her 50's stood to speak,...She told the young man that she couldn't agree more with his viewpoints & was proud of him!.....My daughter couldn't believe it?.....Then the teacher also stood to sing his praises, mentioning how it was too bad that no one with an opposing viewpoint was in the class......My Mallory spoke, raising her hand. She told the teacher she was the "opposing viewpoint"!...She explained that she looked at the young man & told him that he presented his viewpoint very well, that his project showed exactly his feelings about his government......And then she also went on to say, that she is a Conservative & one that likes Bush, McCain & Palin....& how deeply she is offended by his project, & went on to explain her feelings. Mallory then said the room went completely quiet, including the young man. The teacher went on to excuse the class......I don't know if I have ever been as proud of my daughter!.....
I guess what I am trying to say with this lengthy post, is this. Question what you hear from the "American Media".....research ideas & viewpoints yourself, don't rely totally on what you hear on your favorite shows or from celebrities or celebrity interviewers. Most of these folks have an agenda they want passed, which may or may not be the best one for you. And then, after deciding what is right for you, treat all sides fairly & with respect......This is America where we have the right to "free speech"....just make sure that what you say is "Honest Free Speech".