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This listing of articles from Realclear Politics shows the vast chasm between right and left. Usually the titles only hint at how extreme the articles are. There are some thoughtful articles on the right in addition to the extreme ones, but the left generally has incendiary headlines and mindless drivel inside. Their only goal seems to be to write something attacking Trump. I guess it sells, but it makes them unreadable to anyone who thinks for themselves.

And the list below isn't as bad as most days where they have two diametrically opposed views on the same incident (something like Trump shows why America is Great vs. Trump embarrasses the whole country).


Kim Yo Jong's Shattered Olympic Dream Walter Russell Mead, Wall Street Journal
Pence Is Awful, Of Course Got Upstaged at the Olympics Molly Roberts, Wash Post
Why Is the Media Glamorizing Murderous N. Korean Regime? Joe Concha, The Hill
Donald Trump's Incredible Hypocrisy on the Democratic Memo Chris Cillizza, CNN
Was Christopher Steele Paid by Russian Oligarch Deripaska? Lee Smith, Tablet
Scandal, Corruption, Lawbreaking, And So What? Victor Davis Hanson, National Review
A Budget Fit For the 'King of Debt' John Cassidy, The New Yorker
Deficits Aren't the Problem. Trump's Priorities Are Robert Kuttner, American Prospect
Success of Tax Cuts Expose Hypocrisy of the Democrats Alfredo Ortiz, The Hill
Time to Investigate Trump For Sexual Misconduct Amanda Marcotte, Salon
The #MeToo Movement Won't Sink Trump Rich Lowry, New York Post
The Republican Party Has Been Corrupted by Trump Juan Williams, The Hill
The Dems' Biggest Liability Wears 4-inch Heels Salena Zito, Washington Examiner
Millennials Not Sure Democracy Is Essential. That's Scary Ian Bremmer, NBC News
The U.S. Will Never Ban Porn. Thank Goodness Christina Cauterucci, Slate
Princeton Professor Cancels His Class on Free Speech Adam Rubenstein, TWS
Death Lurks at the Winter Olympics Nancy Armour, USA Today
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the more 'they' do it, the better it gets......
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It's not good for a country............... I know that. Don't see an answer to it either. We want to read and watch news sources that back up our opinion. We talk to convince not to listen. It's not good.
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(02-13-2018 09:15 AM)Machiavelli Wrote:  It's not good for a country............... I know that. Don't see an answer to it either. We want to read and watch news sources that back up our opinion. We talk to convince not to listen. It's not good.

I agree. It's called confirmation bias. It's the main reason I don't watch any MSM or FOX, etc anymore. I prefer to think for myself. Usually the truth is somewhere between what the MSM and what Fox, etc reports. I wish there was one station that just reported facts and offered no opinion. Of course, that station/show would probably fail.
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(02-13-2018 09:29 AM)VA49er Wrote:  
(02-13-2018 09:15 AM)Machiavelli Wrote:  It's not good for a country............... I know that. Don't see an answer to it either. We want to read and watch news sources that back up our opinion. We talk to convince not to listen. It's not good.

I agree. It's called confirmation bias. It's the main reason I don't watch any MSM or FOX, etc anymore. I prefer to think for myself. Usually the truth is somewhere between what the MSM and what Fox, etc reports. I wish there was one station that just reported facts and offered no opinion. Of course, that station/show would probably fail.

The Wall Street Journal is the best of the newspapers. It obviously does have a pro-business bias, but its readership actually leans slightly Democratic, so they really can't be partisan.
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(02-13-2018 09:15 AM)Machiavelli Wrote:  It's not good for a country............... I know that. Don't see an answer to it either. We want to read and watch news sources that back up our opinion. We talk to convince not to listen. It's not good.

I want news and conversation that challenges me to examine my own positions with FACTS. I don't wish to exist in the vacuum of an echo chamber. It's one of the reasons I keep coming here. It's also why I rarely respond with entire missives opting instead for a comment here and a comment there.
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I'll give the NYT props...on their freakin crossword puzzles. Man those things can be difficult.
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The WSJ is Murdoch owned. Their editorial board is filled with Hannity types unfortunately. It wa the best before Murdoch bought it.
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(02-13-2018 08:02 AM)bullet Wrote:  This listing of articles from Realclear Politics shows the vast chasm between right and left. Usually the titles only hint at how extreme the articles are. There are some thoughtful articles on the right in addition to the extreme ones, but the left generally has incendiary headlines and mindless drivel inside. Their only goal seems to be to write something attacking Trump. I guess it sells, but it makes them unreadable to anyone who thinks for themselves.

And the list below isn't as bad as most days where they have two diametrically opposed views on the same incident (something like Trump shows why America is Great vs. Trump embarrasses the whole country).


Kim Yo Jong's Shattered Olympic Dream Walter Russell Mead, Wall Street Journal
Pence Is Awful, Of Course Got Upstaged at the Olympics Molly Roberts, Wash Post
Why Is the Media Glamorizing Murderous N. Korean Regime? Joe Concha, The Hill
Donald Trump's Incredible Hypocrisy on the Democratic Memo Chris Cillizza, CNN
Was Christopher Steele Paid by Russian Oligarch Deripaska? Lee Smith, Tablet
Scandal, Corruption, Lawbreaking, And So What? Victor Davis Hanson, National Review
A Budget Fit For the 'King of Debt' John Cassidy, The New Yorker
Deficits Aren't the Problem. Trump's Priorities Are Robert Kuttner, American Prospect
Success of Tax Cuts Expose Hypocrisy of the Democrats Alfredo Ortiz, The Hill
Time to Investigate Trump For Sexual Misconduct Amanda Marcotte, Salon
The #MeToo Movement Won't Sink Trump Rich Lowry, New York Post
The Republican Party Has Been Corrupted by Trump Juan Williams, The Hill
The Dems' Biggest Liability Wears 4-inch Heels Salena Zito, Washington Examiner
Millennials Not Sure Democracy Is Essential. That's Scary Ian Bremmer, NBC News
The U.S. Will Never Ban Porn. Thank Goodness Christina Cauterucci, Slate
Princeton Professor Cancels His Class on Free Speech Adam Rubenstein, TWS
Death Lurks at the Winter Olympics Nancy Armour, USA Today

Real Clear Politics is a curated site by right wingers. They're not middle of the road. Even I'm like, the non-Trump affirming on RCP stories are not very compelling. I think that's by design by the right wingers that are doing the picking of the stories there.

Even their polling average is suspect.
(This post was last modified: 02-13-2018 07:42 PM by Tom in Lazybrook.)
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(02-13-2018 09:46 AM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  I'll give the NYT props...on their freakin crossword puzzles. Man those things can be difficult.

Only one time in my life have I ever finished a whole NYT puzzle. Yep,those things are hard. I tell my wife that if you showed the other puzzle makers in the company that produced them and challenged them to finish one of their co-workers puzzles hardly anyone of them would be able to finish one.
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