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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Legacy Media Doesn't Understand New Media At All

Over at Politics Daily, writer Jeffery Weiss, laments the downfall of both Dave Weigel and Octavia Nasr, who was fired by CNN after she tweeted her admiration for "
Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah ... One of Hezbollah's giants I respect a lot."

This for Ayatollah Fadlallah, a Muslim cleric who repeatedly denounced any action by Israel or the United States, and vocally supported suicide bombings against Israeli civilians and American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ayatollah Fadlallah was the inspiration that led to the founding of the Dawa Party of Iraq and a countless terrorists and organizations, including Hezbollah (a group that has killed thousands of Isrealis and dozens of Americans).  CNN fired her because, "
However, at this point, we believe that her credibility in her position as senior editor for Middle Eastern affairs has been compromised going forward."
But in my opinion, the real problem is the many journalistic outlets have become advocates of this or that political viewpoint. Once upon a time, there was a fiction that all journalists were apolitical. Nothing is further from the truth. BUT, they mostly were able to nuetralize their own viewpoints and present a reasonably even handed story. This is no longer the case, far too many in journalists (as Journolist shows) have begun to coordinate their storylines and talking points and have started to present issues in much the same way. This will eventually destroy those outlets that do so with falling viewership/readers/subscribers.

Much maligned Fox News, presently, is the only broadcast news outlet that even pretends to offer "fair and balanced" reporting, though they lean heavily to the right in their commentary shows, while ALL the rest lean heavily to the left (Keith Olbermann, Rachel Madow, Chris Mathews, et al). CNN International has become famous world wide for being anti-American/anti-conservative (in any form) in their coverage. This is to the detriment of our Republic as we need accurate and reasonably unbiased coverage of what our politicians do and say in order to be able to make an educated decision at the ballot box.

I write here, but it's all commentary of current news and events, thus I have no reason to present a balanced view, merely the desire to present my own thoughts and opinions. Many in media, however, have begun to do just that in their REPORTING which is why so many have turned away from traditional media...It's well past time for journalists to realize that the public doesn't want biased editorializing, they want evenhanded reporting...

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