The response of the people of Montana seems to be a reflection of most American's attitude toward the arrogant dismissiveness of news media to truth. Will they learn from the response or will they dig their heels in and continue to try to present themselves as people we need because they think we cannot think?
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That is not the problem. The problem is lying. The news media is getting real good at lying for ratings. If a spoken question states clearly a defamatory/fighting words statement. Out west we can fight a man over it. The greatest gen. would.
Words which would likely make the person whom they are addressed commit an act of violence. Fighting words are a category of speech that is unprotected by the First Amendment. Chaplinsky v New Hampshire, 315 U.S. 568 (1942)
n. words intentionally directed toward another person which are so nasty and full of malice as to cause the hearer to suffer emotional distress or incite him/her to immediately retaliate physically - broken glasses guy didn't do that.
Yep we sure could use a functioning media. I would feel so much better if I dinn't first have to check three media sources and then get an actual account and then decide. On either side of the political side we do not have a functioning media. TMZ.
I'm not supportive of treating the media poorly, but I am supportive of calling the media out for it's complete lack of objectivity. The kickback against the media is deserved; maybe members of that esteemed institution will right their ship??
It's nonsense to say the media lack objectivity. They go too far in trying to present both sides even in cases where one side is completely invalid. They need to get tougher on politicians and start calling them out. The media is too damn nice.
That's a disingenuous response to my comment, unless you've been hiding for some years.