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    Re: ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents...

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No they haven't. That's a damn lie and you know it.
    The lie here is not his.
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    Re: ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents...

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    This is a political rally. Face it. If ACORN wasn't in deep **** here, they wouldn't be conducting damage control.
    Why don't you define "political rally" for us?
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents...

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    That's not the issue, the issue is, that the OWS would NOT, then, be a grass roots movement.

    Just because, legally, you CAN do something, doesn't mean you SHOULD, in every case.
    Participation of a group IN a movement does not prove the movement is astroturfed.by said participant.

    Greenpeace, for instance, attends protests and rallys to spread its message, as it is chartered to do.

    This participation DOES NOT prove greenpeace "astroturfed" the events it attends.

    NYSS is apparently paying people to attend and hold THEIR OWN GROUPS SIGNS, not pretending to be "generic" protesters. This is a key distinction.
    Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
    The Psychology of Persuasion

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    Re: ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents...

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    yeah, but cnn doesn't have the smarmy, stupid people of fox and friends. douchey doocy.
    The **** they don't. Larry King was a fixture on that network for years, would still be if he hadn't decided to retire. From what I understand he's a first class ass. Then of course there is Piers Morgan, and a few other questionable individuals I can't think of at the moment. I don't even watch Fox news all that much but to dismiss it because you don't like a personality or two is ridiculous.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents...

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Yes, they absolutely have. Hell, they've got their own website! Fox News Lies
    If a website said it it must be true.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents...

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    If a website said it it must be true.
    LOL "the tv never lies"
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    Re: ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents...

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    The **** they don't. Larry King was a fixture on that network for years, would still be if he hadn't decided to retire. From what I understand he's a first class ass. Then of course there is Piers Morgan, and a few other questionable individuals I can't think of at the moment. I don't even watch Fox news all that much but to dismiss it because you don't like a personality or two is ridiculous.
    The reason to dismiss it -- as a serious news source, at least -- is that it is blatantly partisan. It's a virtual arm of the Republican Party ... or vice versa. It's the 24/7/365 Obama-bashing network.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents...

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    If a website said it it must be true.
    That's 99% of what gets posted around these parts.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Re: ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents...

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    LOL "the tv never lies"
    I'm basically making a point that anyone can host a website, some are more legit than others. I don't accept just any website especially when their name is something obvious like "FOXlies.com".
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents...

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    That's 99% of what gets posted around these parts.
    Some sites are legit, but when someone uses a Salon.com article, or MediaMatters, or similarly on the right side when they use slanted sources there is only so much trust that can be put into the info, there should always be some kind of accredited backup. I have stopped myself from making quite a few points here at DP over the years because the information I wanted to back up came from partisan sources.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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