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Liberal Bias in the Media

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by BSmith1068, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Crezth

    Crezth 話說天下大勢分久必合合久必分

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    In 1962? :huh:

    The CRA was the result of an ongoing liberation, the fact that the particular year of 1962 occurred before the CRA does not mean that the year (of 1962) is any less liberal than the year the CRA was enacted. It was a gradual, historical process that led to adopting the CRA.

    What's more, back then there was a general attitude about government and people, and that was a belief in the public good, the inviolate spirit of the government to protect and serve, and the idea that the wealthy are morally obligated to "give back." I know that extremely high-incomes in 1962 were taxed an amount that seems almost obscene today, but which is hand-waved away with a "pish-posh, it's economic stupidity" as if that denies the validity of the proposal (since the US was in such bad shape back then). Labor union membership was also a lot higher.

    Now, I'm not trying to idealize those times, since segregation was still in full-force, gays were still forced into the closet, and women were expected to be homemakers. But there is an important element to the political philosophy of today that has lost some of the edge of the past, especially in the realm of politics which people feel inclined to discuss when asked "what do you think of politics?" Back then, if asked "what do you think of minimum wage?" the answer was invariably "It is good;" now, there is a strata of society that doubts its necessity. I think modern society has absorbed some of the necessary social changes that occurred from liberation, but has regressed and is now unwilling to see that liberation through to its conclusion, or to open the gates for oppressed groups that still have need of liberation, or is consistently doubting whether or not we really need income tax.

    This is what I mean when I say the political discourse has shifted to the right.
     
  2. Commodore

    Commodore Technology of Peace

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    We were interning Japanese-Americans in 1962?

    EDIT: Damn Crezth beat me to it.
     
  3. kochman

    kochman Chieftain

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    You're missing the point...
     
  4. Atlas14

    Atlas14 "Sophomoric Troll Master"

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    The accusation and predictable defenses are meaningless if you continue to vote Republican or Democrat, because either way you're a victim of some media pundit/journalist's inability to remain objective. Your average person simply lacks self-awareness that they are painfully uninformed on nearly every important political issue, and this shortcoming affects which politicians they believe are telling the truth, which are accurate, which politicians are the most informed, etc.
     
  5. Ahovking

    Ahovking Cyber Nations

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    Face it there is Bias on both side's.
     
  6. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Given the fact of the mass social movements that brought the legislation you refer to into existence, I'd say that you're missing it rather more profoundly. "Right" and "left", to the extent that they have any meaning at all, are a question of power and counterpower, rather than of static points on a map.
     
  7. Crezth

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