CONSERVATIVES - Let's Keep It Honest


The conservative side of the political spectrum loves to point out the selective editing done by the progressive side to denigrate the opposing side. While the progressive media routinely does this, the conservative should NOT resort to similar tactics.

Progressive media, such as MSNBC, ABC, et. al., are all guilty of doing so: The Trevon Martin Case, the Michelle Obama Case, the Mitt Romney Case, and many others are examples. (Go to 'google', type in 'news editing' followed by any of the above mentioned people and see what you get!)

The conservatives are, on occasion, guilty as well - but not nearly as deceitful as progressives. Here it's done mainly (as I have observed) in 'headlines' that 'grab your attention but don't represent the facts as presented in the actual story. Yes, I do understand that doing so may increase readership and, thus, sales. But, honesty is honesty! Let's keep honesty in the discussion.

The latest example of such from the conservative side comes from a 'headline' in The Drudge Report. The headline reads, "Bloomberg: Don't Panic, USA Has 'Infinite Amount of Money'...

The actual story quotes Bloomberg as stating, "..the United States could owe ďan infinite amount of moneyĒ and there is no specific amount that would cause the country to default."

"Owing" and "Having" are entirley two different things - conceptually and in reality.

Bloomberg may not be correct in his prediction, but he does make a point to be considered; and, it is not a "positive" point for us in my opinion:

ďWe are spending money we donít have,Ē Mr. Bloomberg explained. ďItís not like your household. In your household, people are saying, ĎOh, you canít spend money you donít have.í That is true for your household because nobody is going to lend you an infinite amount of money. When it comes to the United States federal government, people do seem willing to lend us an infinite amount of money. Ö Our debt is so big and so many people own it that itís preposterous to think that they would stop selling us more. Itís the old story: If you owe the bank $50,000, you got a problem. If you owe the bank $50 million, they got a problem. And thatís a problem for the lenders. They canít stop lending us more money.Ē

Even the slight headline misrepresentation of a story's content is disingenuous at best - and NOT needed.

Let's keep it HONEST, people!