Dumbing Down

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2004
Dumbing Down
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Tue, 06-08-2010 - 4:50pm

In a recent commencement address, Obama worried about too much information being available via the Internet.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2004
In reply to: galanie
Fri, 06-11-2010 - 9:55am

Obviously the Obama administration is floating ideas, looking for ways to control the media and thus information available to the public.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-02-2009
In reply to: galanie
Fri, 06-11-2010 - 10:12am
Yes, just in this thread you can see how it's done. Asking for links, then rejecting those links, etc... All to keep away from the debate about infringement on free speech and freedom of the press.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-02-2009
In reply to: galanie
Fri, 06-11-2010 - 10:17am

How do you equate FOS with a government study?


That is what you chose to get from my post?

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-27-2009
In reply to: galanie
Fri, 06-11-2010 - 10:28am

So if I'm understanding you correctly.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-27-2009
In reply to: galanie
Fri, 06-11-2010 - 10:31am

The lastest liberal "debate" tactic.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-27-2009
In reply to: galanie
Fri, 06-11-2010 - 10:33am

Yes I understand that you don't like her.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-28-2009
In reply to: galanie
Fri, 06-11-2010 - 10:40am

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Nope. If someone is serious about a debate, one brings information from reputable sources. That's not a tactic. It's a starting place for a debate. It's simply not possible to have a rational debate with information from whackjob websites.

What I'm questioning is if the topic is so important to debate, how hard is it to provide factual information from a non-fringe website. One certainly has to question the inability to do so.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-13-2009
In reply to: galanie
Fri, 06-11-2010 - 11:08am

The OP did not wish debate the source, e.g. the commencement speech, the FTC draft. I asked for information in the actual speech that she found offensive and none was forthcoming.

I don't need the WND or Washington Times to interpret Obama's words for me, but apparently the other poster did.

If asking to debate source comments and getting a chuckle by WND and WT proposed as a serious source of credible information is a liberal debate tactic, then I'm guilty.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-13-2009
In reply to: galanie
Fri, 06-11-2010 - 11:35am

I didn't acknowledge that she was right. I acknowledged that I did not see merit of some of the proposals in the FTC draft study.

I do not agree at all with Bono Mack's hyperbolic letter that this draft is an attempt by government to reinvent journalism.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-27-2009
In reply to: galanie
Fri, 06-11-2010 - 12:03pm

Using your source I showed that she was correct about her claims.

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