Monday, 9 January 2017

Oooh! Donnie, don't be so thin-skinned. Time to man up a little.
If you are going to react every time some poppet slams you, you will spend the next 4 years doing nothing but reacting.

Netanyahu offered newspaper owner commercial favours in return for positive coverage
      Come on - whats a few thousand bucks in cigars between friends: don't people on minimum wage give each other these kind of gifts all the time?
      And who gets upset by bribery to influence the news: as most news these days is fake anyway, what does it matter if politicians twist it?
"The young are disillusioned: by bureaucracy, insincerity, and a sense that the government doesn’t understand them"        Of course they are disillusioned: for most of their lives, the news media have told them that the majority of government and the bureaucracy are nasty, incompetent and uncaring, if not downright venal.
       "The real crisis of faith is not in politicians but in democracy..."

Again, the news media tell us that politicians are usually bad in one way or another and that democracy doesn't work. Ask yourself: when is the last article you recall about a politician who was honest, upright, competent and caring. When did you last see a piece that showed democracy working to create something good somewhere in our country?

Sorry Sam Cam – watching all my money lose its value doesn’t put me in the mood to shop
"...is being gifted her own label..."   Sorry, Hadley, gifted by whom?
     Are you saying that no spouse of anyone who is or has been famous should try to market a fashion label, or just that women should be held to account for their boyfriend's policitcs? An odd position for an alleged feminist

Science loses out to uninformed opinion on climate change – yet again
IPSO's postion seems quite reasonable. Williamson is upset about Delingpole’s OPINIONS - he would not be making this complaint if Delingpole made a factual error or two but was supportive of acidification as a large and important problem. Opinion (however stupid) is and should be free.
      The key is that truth (or science) does not matter in the modern world. What matters is whether a statement agrees with us or is something we would LIKE to be true.
      This may make life difficult for people who believes that "facts are sacred," but they had better get used to it: Brexit, Trump, climate change and the benefits of GMO crops all show that this is a minority opinion.
The key is that truth (or science) does not matter in the modern world.  What matters is whether a statement agrees with us or is something we would LIKE to be true.

This may make life difficult for people who believes that "facts are sacred," but they had better get used to it: Brexit, Trump, climate change and the benefits of GMO crops all show that this is a minority opinion.

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