On 23/11/2012, at 7:33 AM, John Horn <anarien@...
> On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 3:58 PM, Jon Louis Mann <net_democracy@...> wrote:
>> It is in my observation, as a politician, that MOST politicians are liars, and they tailor their promises
>> for a target audience who will believe their rhetoric. I am not a liar, but that is probably why I have lost
>> the 12 times I have run for office!~)
> So you are not a lying politician, you are just a very bad one... ;-)
It's hard to compete if one has a shred of ethics. This last US Presidential election astounded me as the Republican bubble was almost impenetrable, and the constant repeating of lies by the Romney/Ryan campaign far exceeded even my most cynical expectations. Fox as the results came in was just astonishing, they really believed the pundits that predicted a large win by Romney.
> The ones that get me are not so much the politicians but the pundits.
> Someone like Glenn Beck. I mean, look at the conspiracy theories he is
> pedaling. In my humble opinion, there are only two options: either a)
> he really does believe what he's saying, in which case, he is
> certifiably insane or b) he doesn't really believe what he's saying,
> in which case, he is evil with a capital "E".
Him and many of his ilk. When politicians lie, the media should be calling them. When the media is just as bad and in Fox's case is a mouthpiece for the political movement that promotes increasing inequality and denies basic science, the system is broken.