Originally Posted by BR
I'm sure this is just an innocent mistake, too.
Can you find something that doesn't amount to a typo?
You know like this example where the host declares Paul Ryan to be a sociopath.
We could look at this example where the host hears the word Bush and starts attacking his guest and then blames it on the satellite feed.
I am of the opinion that Paul Ryan is actually a sociopath, and I use that word very, very, very carefully. And sociopaths are people who are typically, you know – Smart sociopaths can be incredibly charming. Ted Bundy, who was a sociopath and a serial killer, his sociopathy came out as a murderer. Most sociopaths don't. Sociopaths are overrepresented, about five to one from the normal population, for example, as CEOs of corporations, and that's the kind of sociopath that I see Paul Ryan as.
You could have some nice consensus building talking head example where the hosts take something that polling has shown doesn't have any sort of broad agreement and make it sound like the next big thing.In this poll from the Washington Post, even DEMOCRATS name big government as more of a concern than big business.
MICHELE BACHMANN: When I came into Congress in January of 2007, the country was $8.67 trillion in debt; today it's $15 trillion. Next year it'll be $17 trillion. We're acting like Greece and like Italy, and that's what people are frustrated with. They want us to act like a first world nation, not like what President Barack Obama's doing. He's acting like we're a banana republic. We've got to get our act together and stop spending money that we don't have.
DAVID GREGORY: You're not – I mean, you're seriously calling the United States acting like a banana republic compared to the sort of debt issues that, that the Eurozone countries have had?
BACHMANN: What, what I'm doing is I'm – what I'm doing is saying that what – the decisions that Barack Obama is making is acting like a banana republic. It's absolutely irresponsible what President Obama is doing to get behind measures to, to increase spending to such a level that we're going into debt $1.5 trillion every year. This compares to President George Bush. Back in 2007, our debt for the entire year was $160 billion.
GREGORY: Congresswoman, that just misstates the record.
BACHMANN: Well, we topped that just in the month of November alone.
GREGORY: I mean, the Bush presidency, the-
BACHMANN: There's no comparison. We're talking-
GREGORY: -the, the debt – wait a minute, Congresswoman.
BACHMANN: David, let me just finish.
GREGORY: No, wait a minute. I just want to stop you for accuracy.
BACHMANN: Let me just finish. We're talking-
GREGORY: For accuracy, Congresswoman.
BACHMANN: -we're talking 10 times.
GREGORY: For accuracy, the debt exploded under the Bush administration.
BACHMANN: For accuracy. For accuracy. David, David, then, then let me finish. Do a comparison. I agree with you that there was too much money that was spent under George Bush. But for the year 2007, the debt for the year was $160 billion. The debt for this last year was about $1 1/2 trillion. That's almost 10 times more in debt than George Bush. And just for the month of – for the month of, I think it's November of this year, it was more than the entire year for 2007. So there's no question that the debt has just skyrocketed under, under President Obama in comparison to George Bush.
GREGORY: Let me just point out, I don't want to appear to be cutting you off. Sometimes the satellite delay can exacerbate that, so I wanted to make sure you could finish your point.
So the polls say Big Government is the problem but you've got talking heads MAKING the news instead of REPORTING the news and in making it, they spin the Democratic Election Talking Points, aka this is going to be class warfare because this is a class problem.
But, again, it didn't have the kind of electricity that you would expect from that kind of a movement. Certainly, they've landed on something that I think resonates with a lot of people, and that's the one percent versus 99 percent. Most people, the overwhelming majority obviously, are in the 99 percent. And there is that great concern about income inequality in this country. In the course of the last three weeks, I've been all over America, 19 cities altogether. And I've had a lot of high-income people come to me and say we really do have to do something about income inequality because that could trigger a class war in this country. And the consequences are not very pretty to contemplate.
The polls show the economy and government spending as the top two issues. Gallup shows big government is the MAJORITY concern and instead these biased asshats are pushing their agenda as the news.
Go take your TIVO and go find another typo if you want. It's clear that when someone ignores the concerns of 64% of the people to try to spin 26% into 99%, that isn't integrity. It is straight up pushing an Obama talking point.