There's nothing at all biased about any of these clues. The next person who disagrees I dare you to offer substantive proof otherwise. Or at the very least tell us how you would have worded them differently to make them fair and balanced.
or... perhaps I'm just not a moron who has bought into the lie put forward by partisan cable news pundits that every single issue or moment of history has a conservative and liberal side and that you must choose one side or the other. We may never know...
btw my dad who is a dyed-in-the-wool Republican and actually *does* get all of his information from Fox still knows Quayle was an idiot and laughs at a good Quayle joke. Pointing out things like this does not indicate bias. Thinking that they do indicate bias... indicates bias.
The Truth About Fast and Furious
Also if I had to pick one Fast and Furious incident in American history that was most embarrassing I think that the one with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in it would probably win out over the one with Eric Holder.
Try that one. "Between 2009 and 2011, ATF agents allowed more than 2,000 firearms to "walk" across the border. As many as 1,700 of those weapons have since been lost, and more than 100 have been found at bloody crime scenes on both sides of the border, including the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona last December."
Kalbahamut's political views are not represented on this quiz. Once in a while they poke through in the comments section. But there is none on the quiz itself. We've gone over this before.
There are also no digs against Bush, Quayle, or Palin. There are factual statements. Quayle and Palin were national embarrassments even to (true) conservatives. Bush was unpopular in his 2nd term even amongst Republicans, and undoubtedly he was even less popular internationally. And where do you see a defense of Clinton? Unless you also have an unhealthy obsession with the man's sex life. That's the only way you could infer I was defending his actions. I really don't care about any president's sex life.
And, while, undoubtedly, this actually did benefit the propagandists on the far right first and primarily, to the enormous detriment of American democracy, it has actually had an effect on the other side, as well. There is little balance on, say, MSNBC these days. Even if their lies are not nearly as overt and their bias not nearly so shameless, they're still not even attempting to be impartial. And I do see this as a problem. American political discourse has become intractably partisan and we can't even agree on common facts anymore.
b) sure it was. both the obsession the public had with the case only because he was a famous football player, and the total media circus that the trial descended into, were embarrassing. As was the eventual outcome for multiple reasons.
c) she did. In multiple interviews. That's what Tina Fey was poking fun at when she claimed she could see Russia from her house. Palin did not say that. But she did use Alaska's proximity to Russia as the basis for a claim that she could work with other countries. Which was absurd. That was the basis of the joke.
d) Quayle was a boob and even Republicans with any integrity would admit as much. The potato incident was just a hint, not the entirety of the embarrassment. Biden stutters, but he's not an idiot. There's a difference.
e) it did. CNN is not a propaganda network. The propaganda you watch is invested in making you believe that it is. This is not a partisan or political opinion.
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