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This sounds about right

http://www.alternet.org/culture/how-corporations-and-politicians-use-numbers-lie-and-how-not-be-fool...

 

"If it sounds like we’re picking on Republicans, it’s because there is cause. A study from the non-partisan Center for Media Studies in 2013 came to the conclusion that Republicans lie three times more than Democrats. And a favorite method of political lying is the misstatement of numbers."

 

This forum seems to approximately support that ratio. It isn't that Democrats and non-republicans don't lie, some do, a lot. But the Republican high info space has been completely dominated by distorted anecdotes, false statistics and outright stinkers slipped in under dogwhistles.

 

It seems to be a matter that the defense of The Faith is so urgent as to justify most anything.

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Honored Advisor

Re: This sounds about right

Democrats have the luxury of seeing how much crap they can get passed...it`s much easier to shift from 4th gear to 6th than it is to convince people we need to slow this crap down and shift from 4th gear down to super-low ..actually we need to slam on the brakes and put this bitch in reverse! and quick!

 

But, your biased site takes misstatements of Republicans made off the cuff or at a debate and unfairly cherrypicks.  For example: the whole "caucasions killing blacks" and such, Mexicans are classified as "caucasions" in the reporting of crime.  And look at rape cases using FBI figures, white women with black attackers vs black rape victims vs white attackers.

 

Then the damned story TOTALLY leaves out all the outright lies of Obamacare "your premiums will go down, you can keep your doctor...on and on and on"  But Democrats are given a free pass to lie because their hearts are in the right place.  Well by not tell the whole story Alternet is lying their butts off.

 

 

BTW I take on Big Pharma every chance I get on here and some of the biggest blowback that I get is from liberals. 

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The expected standard snark aside it would seem to inform as to the effectiveness of the economic orthodoxy.

 

But GWB simply wasn't ideologically pure enough and has been cast from the firmament, except when he needs to be defended as not as bad as the alternative.

 

One of the reasons that I can't stay away from this site is that I've been cut off from all the High Info propaganda e-mail chains owing to my propensity for debunking and hitting Reply All.

 

Always fascinating to see what kind of bullcrap people will believe if it suits them.

 

I recall your girl Chelly's assertion that 70% of Food Stamp spending goes to bureacrats. Total overhead is under 1% but hey, her heart is in the right place.

 

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Then the damned story TOTALLY leaves out all the outright lies of Obamacare "your premiums will go down, you can keep your doctor...on and on and on"

 

The President made one mis-statement, appologized, and you people have been crusifiying him ever since. But, I really want to hear the, "on, and on"?!

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Honored Advisor

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Good to have you back GTO, you are my favorite liberal   Smiley Happy

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Veteran Advisor

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How many lies did you tell in that rant??  If Mexicans are classified as Caucasians as I think they are, then the crime rate for Caucasians should be very high right?  You get the most blow back about big pharma from liberals?  Are you trying to say that we are for big pharma?  You are nuts if that is what you are saying!!  Your boy gave the big apple to them when he put Medicare D in place!!  Thank goodness we get our mess through the military plan!!!

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@BA Deere wrote:

Good to have you back GTO, you are my favorite liberal   Smiley Happy


That makes me sad Smiley Sad

 

But I will soon get over it Smiley Very Happy

 

 

So if  you are unhappy with ACA, it sounds like you willbe voting for Bernie.

 

 

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Honored Advisor

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No what i`m saying is most of the caucasian crime is committed by Mexicans...see white people are grouped with Mexicans in crime due to FBI figures.  I didn`t tell one single lie in my "rant" I said alot of facts that alot of people are very uncomfortable hearing, but no lies.  Check out FBI stats on white rapists and black victims...only happens in 1970`s blaxplotation movies, not in reality.

 

 

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Honored Advisor

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You`re my favorite gay liberal, AgJudge. 

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Veteran Advisor

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What about the blowback part?  Give examples please!