27 February 2009

The News and Ron Paul

This illustrates where we are with "news" in the United States.  I am not going to take a stance (other than my quotation marks), but would love to hear your point of view.  I have listed the "news" anchors responses to Ron Paul's words below the clip.




Mark Haines: "This is not going as planned"

ErinBurnett: "No it is not"

MarkHaines: "We were told that there would be a very limited number of opening statements, and it seems to be getting out of control."

ErinBurnett: "Here’s what we forgot, everybody is taking this live, you know what that means? Why would they miss an opportunity for free air time?"

MarkHaines: "We’re going to take a commercial break and get them out of the way, so that when something really substandard [hahaha-think he meant substantial] is happening, we don’t have to interrupt them."

4 comments:

Droo said...

I suppose this Obama-backed rescue plan (#2) might work, but it seems like Ron Paul's comments make more sense for a long term and sustainable recovery. The idea that our economy is based on spending your money as soon as you get it is what continues this vicious cycle of the need for credit. Spending beyond your means have never been a good idea, and the fact that debtors' prisons no longer exist makes it too easy to escape bankruptcy and fiscal responsibility. I suggest tickle torture until they pay up.

Shea said...

so that when something really substandard [hahaha-think he meant substantial] is happening, we don’t have to interrupt them.
Sometimes when we have a slip with words like this, we are only saying what we really believe and think. LOL is funny.
Ron is just saying the same thing that he's been saying for several years now. He sticks to what he believes. He's admirable in that respect.

Suzi said...

Seriously folks?? Substandard???? I think Erik has to be right here. Surely he means substantial, right??

Really... jeeezzz!!

Erik said...

Droo,
Thanks for the giggle this morning. Great way to start the day.

Shea and Suzi,
Freud did say that there are no accidents. :)