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    I was finally informed of a fact, that I was not aware of when it comes to educational records of those that would run for office. And of course once I was educated on this matter, I could only remember how time and time again, FOX, CTR, and Christian Raido used misinformation as a ploy to go after Obama when he was running for office both times, and even as an argument against him while he has been in office.

    Ok, so for years we have heard, coming out of the right side media, and even GOP politicians, how Obama sealed his educational records and would not release them to the public, with the inference being, he has so much to hide, that would perhaps hurt his chances in being elected, or re-elected. And at times, a big deal has been made out of it by the right wing media and the GOP.

    And so, I, of course wondered why Obama got his records sealed, for why would he do that unless he had something to hide?

    Well, thanks to CSPAN this weekend, FINALLY someone with a brain, and actual knowledge cleared all of this up, and in doing that it revealed just how dishonest the media is, lacking integrity, as well as some of the GOP politicians, who have mislead the American people for 6 years. And it illustrates vividly just how worthless the NEWS is, as it indulges in dishonesty, albeit cleverly, taking advantage of ignorance of the American voters. And yet the NEWS is always used, naturally, to defend a belief by me, and by everyone else here.

    Ok, here is the fact in regards to educational records as well as to other personal records of American citizens. Back in 1974 congress passed a law, that ALL Americans' records, like educational are SEALED automatically, as LAW. Yet was this ever mentioned by right wing media, or was it ever mentioned by left wing media as a defense for the FACTS? NO. But the right wing media intentionally misled the people by acting as if Obama had went out and had his records sealed, for obviously he had something to hide. And boys, that is an illustration, once again, of how we do not have actual NEWS in the journalistic sense, but mere propaganda. And it is used upon the American people.

    And so, the importance of a well informed public, a well informed voter, is one huge joke. And many americans are just oblivious to this fact. And so if they hear it on FOX, by George it is the truth, for the news cannot lie or deceive you, right? And of course the same goes for the left wing media. Liars to the right, liars to the left, but who is this serving? That is the question. Who benefits from lying to the public, passing it off as NEWS? It does create such an animosity with the voters, helping to even foster outright hate for the other political party, which removes decent dialogue, and that is an attack upon compromise which is necessary with our form of gov't. Therefore, IMO, it is just another avenue that the political and media elite are committing treason against this republic, which sadly IMO, is a republic in name only.

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    The problem is you won't get the conservatives to see that they are being lied to and they will defend Fox and its friends until the end no matter that they have obvious people like O'Reilly on who do nothing but spout spin while laughingly calling his show the no spin zone.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by PeterUK75 View Post
      The problem is you won't get the conservatives to see that they are being lied to and they will defend Fox and its friends until the end no matter that they have obvious people like O'Reilly on who do nothing but spout spin while laughingly calling his show the no spin zone.
      And what is even worse than FOX is conservative talk radio. After the FCC was deregulated, driven by the political ideology of the neoliberal conservatives, these big corporations bought up blocks of radio stations, at least across the South, and got rid of local ownership of such stations, and turned many of them into conservative propaganda outlets, with a plethora of radio programs hosted by conservative commentators, that really push a right wing agenda. And the commonality between all of these various hosts is that they will indulge in propaganda tactics, in order to feed their listeners, preaching to the people who hold conservative beliefs, and these hosts are incessantly demonizing the liberals, the progressives, and even particular personalities like Obama. Some of these programs are generating hatred, and it really is an abuse of the public airwaves. To them, anything that is not basically elite driven predatory unfettered capitalism, where the god worshipped is profits at any and all costs, is relegated to either socialism or communism. Many of these programs, if they allow a liberal or progressive caller to partiscipate in their discussions, will generally end with the caller being cut off, or screamed over, pulling out as many of the propaganda tactics as they need in order to do that. This is generally followed by a plethora of conservative callers that give the host a never ending series of "attaboys" and patting one another on the back in really telling off those stupid liberals, and it always turns in to a feeding frenzy, and the emotions re so thick, negative emotions, as you can cut it with a knife.

      Then you have the Fundamentalist Evangelical Conservative radio stations that while they do have a few religious oriented programs are also filled with conservative neoliberal politics, rallying the Christian soldiers marching off to war against the commie liberals and progressives, and these, for a religious program, can get quite nasty, and one wonders where the golden rule is with these hosts and the people who call in. To say it is rather sickening is an understatement.

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      • #4
        Yes, actually it was widely reported that the records were sealed by law. Of course, that doesn't change the fact that Obama could release the records for public scrutiny.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Blue Doggy View Post

          And what is even worse than FOX is conservative talk radio. After the FCC was deregulated, driven by the political ideology of the neoliberal conservatives, these big corporations bought up blocks of radio stations, at least across the South, and got rid of local ownership of such stations, and turned many of them into conservative propaganda outlets, with a plethora of radio programs hosted by conservative commentators, that really push a right wing agenda. And the commonality between all of these various hosts is that they will indulge in propaganda tactics, in order to feed their listeners, preaching to the people who hold conservative beliefs, and these hosts are incessantly demonizing the liberals, the progressives, and even particular personalities like Obama. Some of these programs are generating hatred, and it really is an abuse of the public airwaves. To them, anything that is not basically elite driven predatory unfettered capitalism, where the god worshipped is profits at any and all costs, is relegated to either socialism or communism. Many of these programs, if they allow a liberal or progressive caller to partiscipate in their discussions, will generally end with the caller being cut off, or screamed over, pulling out as many of the propaganda tactics as they need in order to do that. This is generally followed by a plethora of conservative callers that give the host a never ending series of "attaboys" and patting one another on the back in really telling off those stupid liberals, and it always turns in to a feeding frenzy, and the emotions re so thick, negative emotions, as you can cut it with a knife.

          Then you have the Fundamentalist Evangelical Conservative radio stations that while they do have a few religious oriented programs are also filled with conservative neoliberal politics, rallying the Christian soldiers marching off to war against the commie liberals and progressives, and these, for a religious program, can get quite nasty, and one wonders where the golden rule is with these hosts and the people who call in. To say it is rather sickening is an understatement.

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          Wow, you make AM radio sound almost as partisan as Walter Kronkite was.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Blue Doggy View Post
            I was finally informed of a fact, that I was not aware of when it comes to educational records of those that would run for office. And of course once I was educated on this matter, I could only remember how time and time again, FOX, CTR, and Christian Raido used misinformation as a ploy to go after Obama when he was running for office both times, and even as an argument against him while he has been in office.

            Ok, so for years we have heard, coming out of the right side media, and even GOP politicians, how Obama sealed his educational records and would not release them to the public, with the inference being, he has so much to hide, that would perhaps hurt his chances in being elected, or re-elected. And at times, a big deal has been made out of it by the right wing media and the GOP.

            And so, I, of course wondered why Obama got his records sealed, for why would he do that unless he had something to hide?

            Well, thanks to CSPAN this weekend, FINALLY someone with a brain, and actual knowledge cleared all of this up, and in doing that it revealed just how dishonest the media is, lacking integrity, as well as some of the GOP politicians, who have mislead the American people for 6 years. And it illustrates vividly just how worthless the NEWS is, as it indulges in dishonesty, albeit cleverly, taking advantage of ignorance of the American voters. And yet the NEWS is always used, naturally, to defend a belief by me, and by everyone else here.

            Ok, here is the fact in regards to educational records as well as to other personal records of American citizens. Back in 1974 congress passed a law, that ALL Americans' records, like educational are SEALED automatically, as LAW. Yet was this ever mentioned by right wing media, or was it ever mentioned by left wing media as a defense for the FACTS? NO. But the right wing media intentionally misled the people by acting as if Obama had went out and had his records sealed, for obviously he had something to hide. And boys, that is an illustration, once again, of how we do not have actual NEWS in the journalistic sense, but mere propaganda. And it is used upon the American people.

            And so, the importance of a well informed public, a well informed voter, is one huge joke. And many americans are just oblivious to this fact. And so if they hear it on FOX, by George it is the truth, for the news cannot lie or deceive you, right? And of course the same goes for the left wing media. Liars to the right, liars to the left, but who is this serving? That is the question. Who benefits from lying to the public, passing it off as NEWS? It does create such an animosity with the voters, helping to even foster outright hate for the other political party, which removes decent dialogue, and that is an attack upon compromise which is necessary with our form of gov't. Therefore, IMO, it is just another avenue that the political and media elite are committing treason against this republic, which sadly IMO, is a republic in name only.

            I would like you to produce some information from FOX or any CTR that alleges that Obama somehow sealed any of his records. All I have ever heard as allegations was that he refused to release his academic records or his birth certificate. And, no, the records act of 1974 does not seal any records, it simply states they may not be released by the institution without approval. Records can only be sealed by courts and I know of no news outlet that has alleged that. Bush and Gore both had their records leaked by unknown sources but whoever leaked those must not have had access to Obama's records.

            It does raise suspicion as to why one would not release their educational transcripts if they were not ashamed of them or if they disclosed something that would be scandalous.

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