Whichever television station you rely on for your political news, at least we know that currently you can get a “conservative” version, Fox News, and a “liberal” version, MSNBC. We put those two terms in quotes because it is easily arguable that how both stations report the news is neither conservative or liberal. Regardless of your perspective, at least currently you can check out the other station to see what the “other side” is saying. One thing that both stations have in common is that they are both owned by corporate behemoths.
Regardless of party affiliation, do not make the mistake of relying on news sound-bites, story titles or television banner news to form your opinions on what is the political reality of things. Remember that regardless of which station you watch, conflict and sensationalism sells and therefore the sound-bites are merely intended to bring you back to that channel’s show, where each sound-bite story is generally discussed further and analyzed, not by one side, but if done fairly, by both sides of the issue. This means that you will not get a true picture of what the political reality is by
For those of us that study politics day in and day out, listen to both Fox News and MSNBC just in case we missed something or something was left off, accidentally or purposely, the Republican Primary thus far has had just about all political lessons or experiences occur during it, which normally do not all occur in the same election cycle. In the end it appears that the Massachusetts Governor, who began with about twenty-four percent of Republicans behind him and even now polls about the same, is poised to become the Republican nominee, barring a Rick Santorum surge that can survive the Ro
CCM doesn’t care who you vote for as long as you get informed in a balanced way and vote. We believe there should be a compulsory voting law, much like compulsory jury service, which by the way takes much longer. We don’t think the penalties for not going to vote should be harsh, especially on first offenses, but repeat offenders maybe should face small fines or the loss of their voting privilege. It’s a shame that our voting numbers are so low that we feel that this is even necessary, but who can blame the people that don’t vote, after all day after day you hear how the entire political