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Political bigotry = your party is always wrong

  1. promisem profile image98
    promisemposted 19 months ago

    This country has long faced problems with racial, religious and other forms of bigotry. Political bigotry is no different.

    It pits us against them, creates conflict and sometimes borders on violence. It is the realm of closed-mind people who have no tolerance for the other side..

    You are a political bigot if you think the other party or the president of the other party is always wrong. You are a political bigot if you deny facts from credible sources, attack those sources and attack the people who distribute those facts and sources.

    Do you agree or not?

    1. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Are you a political bigot if your party is always right?  If your preferred news source is automatically "credible" and reports the news fairly?  If your favorite news anchor is always truthful and fair?

      Or is it only bigotry to apply negatives to others?

      1. promisem profile image98
        promisemposted 19 months agoin reply to this

        Great questions. You are a politically biased if your party is always right, but you may not rise to bigotry if you don't despise or hate the other side.

        If I think whites are a superior race but I don't hate other races, does that make me biased or bigoted?

        If I think whites are superior and I despise or hate other races, then that seems like pure bigotry to me.

        Credible news sources require standards showing they are credible and not just someone's opinion. If a news channel has largely equal numbers of liberal, moderate and conservative viewers, it's a strong indication that the channel is credible.

        Likewise, when Pew Research found that Fox News had far more negative coverage than positive for Obama in the last election and MSNBC had far more negative for Romney, it's a strong indication of bias in their coverage. Their coverage was not credible.

        News anchors, reporters and producers are people with their own biases and emotions. So news reports aren't always fair and truthful 100% of the time. Credible news sources have rules to deal with bias. I have been in hundreds of debates over the right way to say something in articles and headlines.

        Anyone who thinks credible news sources simply shovel out to the public anything they want is flat out wrong. It doesn't work that way.

        Sorry for the long response.  smile

        1. wilderness profile image98
          wildernessposted 19 months agoin reply to this

          For some reason, Amazon is sending me headlines and articles from the Washington Post.  Every day there are 3-6 articles about Trump, inevitable negative and with carefully chose photos, again all making him look foolish.  I don't even open them any more.  Articles about Clinton or liberals in general are rare, but always positive.

          That would be a bigoted company, then, if the term applies to a business or organization.  And not credible.

          1. promisem profile image98
            promisemposted 19 months agoin reply to this

            If research showed that the Washington Post emphasized negative coverage for Trump and positive coverage for Clinton, then yes, it would be showing bias or bigotry and lose credibility. It also would be very damaging to the business if all its readers felt that way.

            I would also say:

            a) Trump thrives on provocative statements more than any other major politician in my lifetime, so he will get a lot of coverage for them. If they sound foolish, he has only himself to blame.

            b) Washington Post has had a massive amount of coverage on Hillary's email scandal and Bengazhi. I don't believe it is accurate to see that Clinton articles are rare and always positive. A good example is on the site today with a link from the home page:

            https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics … n-the-news

            And it doesn't hesitate to attack her on the opinion pages:

            https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions … story.html

            1. wilderness profile image98
              wildernessposted 19 months agoin reply to this

              Well, all I have to go on is what Amazon sends me, via the Post.  Which is all negative about Trump (not a single positive one yet) and nothing on Clinton.  Perhaps they have a new editor since Bengazhi.  Or maybe Amazon has something to do with what is chosen.

  2. ahorseback profile image79
    ahorsebackposted 19 months ago

    Obama's failures as  America's leader lies in about 8 areas .
    -He and his cronies have set back race relations in  the end times of historical ethnic healing by forty years or more , probably as a diversion for the following ;

    - His selling out of our justice system to  even more  liberal ideologies than the left was expecting him to do.

    -Even If he doesn't  believe in a One World Order  he has extended those ideals politically by offending our closest allies like Israel and befriending himself to our past enemies like rouge  Islamic states.

    - His , Hillary's and John Kerry's incompetence at world politics created most of the Muslim  refugee problems, the Iran trade embargo lifting fiasco  , the Russian theatrics in the Former Soviet Union, their only victory , lifting the Cuban embargo , Wow !

    - Immigration laws  have been so  ignored as to affect our already destabilized economy even more .

    - He has increased the amount of people "on the system "as to bankrupt America for decades to come .One look at liberally run inner cities like Obama's own Chicago   shows how a continued democratic systematic destruction of America results in complete and utter chaos .

    - Fast and Furious an I.C.E.  fiasco  resulted in the melt down of our Border Patrol confidence factor   and has effectively shut down the systematically controlled   immigration  system .

    - The releasing of all of the GITMO hardcore prisoners  who've  mostly return to their terrorist lifestyles .

    - Obama-Care - resulting in  about forty percent of states  failing to provide any success financially.

    Even as little as thirty  years ago , the incompetence of such an  administration would have resulted in an impeachment .Or at least  Justice Dept. incompetency  charges  , Yet ,neither the  weak backed GOP or the  DNC  would even dream of hinting at that today , with all of the P.C. lockdown  of "racist " rhetorical bulls***   backlash !    This president has had success ,   at least in image ,  A meteoric rise in a two term Senator with no legislative accomplishment whatsoever , to the white house two term  accomplishment of absolutely nothing positive . Yet to just assume pointing  out the failures of this administration is bigotry ?   How sad . how pathetic , and how sophomoric   are his mindless supporters.

  3. Yekoms profile image59
    Yekomsposted 19 months ago

    I agree

  4. colorfulone profile image87
    colorfuloneposted 19 months ago

    Donte Brooks Island muslim name aka Abdul Wah, shot a cop 7 times and fired on another officer on Friday morning.  The mainstream media is silent?

    http://100percentfedup.com/muslim-felon … on-terror/

    The officer who was shot is identified as 25-year-old Officer Christopher Dorman. He is hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/06/rama … on-2nd-cop

  5. ahorseback profile image79
    ahorsebackposted 19 months ago

    Workplace violence - That's ll you'll get out of  this media , I mean the cops were  working wern''t they ?

    1. colorfulone profile image87
      colorfuloneposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      The NWO mainstream media today is a house of cards without a firm foundation.