Dumbing Down

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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
Sat, 06-12-2010 - 10:56pm
Journalists from a range of political persuasions have criticized
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-28-2010
In reply to: galanie
Sun, 06-13-2010 - 1:41am
Nah - World Nut Daily or Newsmax is my guess......
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Registered: 10-25-2006
In reply to: galanie
Sun, 06-13-2010 - 8:25am

Thanks for posting the article. I agree that some of the FTC proposals are silly, but I do like one of them--the tax on advertisements. Ads, in every type of media, can be quite annoying. I'd rather pay more to enjoy ad-free content.

I like the way Varian described the starting-from-scratch scenario pertaining to newsprint. Who can argue with the absurdity of that?

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

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Registered: 10-25-2006
In reply to: galanie
Sun, 06-13-2010 - 9:03am

You believe "one can scarcely have too much information available"?

That may be true for someone who can easily discern fact from fiction, but I question whether the average FOX viewer is capable of doing that.

When a FOX reporter claims that BP gave $750 million, when the amount coming from BP EMPLOYEES, and not the corp, per se, was actually $70,000, everyone has reason to be concerned with the lying; not only the president. (google "bp gave 750 million"--for some reason I've lost the copy/paste function in iVillage)

For more FOX lies visit:

http://www.newshounds.us/

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

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Registered: 03-02-2009
In reply to: galanie
Sun, 06-13-2010 - 9:32am

That may be true for someone who can easily discern fact from fiction, but I question whether the average FOX viewer is capable of doing that.


Well, if a Fox News viewer should have their information intake regulated by the government, then what of an MS(NBC) viewer? Maybe something along the lines os a lobotomy and having the right to free speech stripped?


It's a good thing liberals don't think that they are smarter and better than everyone else, or that they should make decisions for us.

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

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2004
In reply to: galanie
Sun, 06-13-2010 - 3:49pm
I think only "journalists/news casters" who feel a tingle run up and down their leg when they hear Obama speak can count on a subsidy!
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Registered: 05-13-2009
In reply to: galanie
Sun, 06-13-2010 - 8:36pm

Nope, no censorship, but go back to the op. Obama's commencement speech was about being a good education being able to deduce information from noise.

Do you disagree that both liberal and conservative media seek to distract?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-02-2009
In reply to: galanie
Sun, 06-13-2010 - 9:00pm

Do you disagree that both liberal and conservative media seek to distract?


That's an overly generalized question. Distract from what to what?


But I do think that it is a long standing strategy of many politicians to distract from their real intentions. Such as wanting tax increases to help the "little guy", when their real intention is to give themselves more power and control over people's lives, as well as securing votes.

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

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Registered: 02-14-2010
In reply to: galanie
Mon, 06-14-2010 - 2:55am
Conservatives have been rightly worried that the Obama administration would target the 2nd Amendment and try to take away our gun rights."

The very first sentence isn't true. Why should I believe anything that comes after?



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Registered: 02-14-2010
In reply to: galanie
Mon, 06-14-2010 - 3:04am

Oh, here's another gem:


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