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Section A: General News


Letter: Has American media been brainwashed?




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October 16, 2013 | 1,588 views | 33 comments

Editor:

Thank you for publishing the comments of Elaine Kolodziej, Thomas Sowell, Patrick Dorinson, Linda Willis-Riojas, and Jack Dunn. This is the only sensible media, besides “CBN News,” that I have encountered lately.

I have been angered by the C-SPAN, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and CBS biased coverage of this government shutdown blaming our heroic Sen. Ted Cruz, U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, and Speaker of the House John Boehner. Even my Internet service home page story about the salmonella-tainted chicken had to add “during the government shutdown.” What does salmonella in chicken have to do with the government shutdown? They seem to be trying to panic the public about a process of balancing the budget, which is supposed to be done every year by Congress. If this president and the Senate would cooperate, maybe this year, Congress could actually accomplish this task for a change.

What is wrong with America’s media? Have they been “bought out,” brainwashed into globalism (one world government) or Communism, or been threatened to be audited by this president’s “strong-arm entity,” the IRS? First, Larry the plumber, then, famous brain surgeon, Dr. Ben Carson, and various members of Tea Party groups targeted by IRS after publicly disagreeing with this president.

Can the Republican Party revoke the membership of members who take the oath of office to defend our Constitution and then betray that vow? America is in great danger if we are no longer at least a two political party system.

I have come to the opinion, as I listened to House and Senate hearings that the fault of the government shutdown, a term coined by the liberal media, rests squarely on the shoulders of this president, Harry Reid, the Democrats (Socialists), and the “turncoat” Republicans.

Did Harry Reid realize that when he called Sen. Ted Cruz and Tea Party members “anarchists” he was inadvertently calling this president a tyrannical ruler? Historically, most anarchists are resisting tyrannical rulers. The only anarchists that I recall in America’s history were our Founding Fathers who rebelled against the tyranny of the rulers of Britain. Remember “no taxation without representation”?

Our House of Representatives protects us from the unauthorized taxes in Obamacare, if we the people will allow them to do their job. The House of Representatives is set up by our Constitution to place a check upon a president who might abuse the authority of his office.

MARSHA CAVIN

Stockdale
 

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Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
October 18, 2013 11:21am
 
Facts .....Peer....One in the same age and societal groups. The definition alone would indicate the possibility of bias, so what value is peer to peer reviews My age is greater than over 98% of the US population, so I guess ... More ›

 
Facts only please  
TX  
October 18, 2013 9:33am
 
Untrue: If it isn't a fact then it must be an opinion, right? I can give you several peer-to-peer articles if needed to help you understand the difference.

 
Untrue Resident  
Floresville  
October 18, 2013 7:48am
 
REALLY FACTS? Are you reading my posts on this article or you trying to deflect from your mistake? How could anyone with the slightest comprehension of English take the statement "the Senate passed a bill for the first ... More ›

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
October 18, 2013 6:28am
 
Facts only please and New Guy have many forks in tongue and sickness in the head. I not sign treaty with these two. Kemo Sabe.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
October 18, 2013 6:21am
 
Information disseminated to hide the whole truth or designed to provide only part of the complete story, is best described as misinformation rather than facts. Lying by omission is still lying and those who participate in ... More ›

 
Facts only please  
TX  
October 17, 2013 11:08pm
 
Untrue: you have presented opinions not facts. That is cool but they do not represent the the truth just your thoughts.

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
October 17, 2013 10:20am
 
FACTS AND NEW GUY...EVERYBODY IS IGNORANT, ONLY IN DIFFERENT SUBJECTS. (WILL ROGERS)........ ME THINKS THAT YOU YOU TWO ARE OVER ACHIEVERS.:) KEMO SABE.

 
Be Careful  
Floresville, TX  
October 17, 2013 9:17am
 
Speaking of brainwashed, which is the heading of this article, I don't think we have to look hard to find some examples: FACTLESS (Facts only please) and CLUELESS (New Guy)

 
Untrue Resident  
Floresville  
October 17, 2013 9:13am
 
FACTS, you got it wrong again. As I have used the word “your” on more than one occasion, most normal people would understand that I know how to spell “your.” Therefore, it would appear I had a typo and not some educational ... More ›

 
squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
October 17, 2013 6:33am
 
God Almighty.....Facts has been reduced to pointing out typos. Pathetic. Concerning educational levels. There is often a marked difference between the intellect and the educational level. Formal educational credentials are ... More ›

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