"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger. ― Ron Paul
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. Thomas Jefferson
Try to follow the context of the conversation.
And yes, the new conservative "the fact checkers are wrong" meme goes right along with their "We create reality now."
I have acknowledged that, for conservatives, the criterion for something being true is if they like and/or agree with it. If they don't, it's false. Nice and simple.
We in the reality based community will continue to sort out truth from fiction via traditional means: documentation, logic, evidence....I know, soooooooooo quaint!
Dismissal of that many examples of fact checking gone awry and this is your response? I dont think the reality based community is in your wheelhouse.
And are you in fact admitting that conservatives have no interest in fact checking? I happen to agree, but I'm surprised to hear a conservative admit that "fact-checking is a liberal thing." Wow.
Did I say fact checking is a liberal thing? **** no.
No, journalism is a liberal thing. What are most fact checkers? Journalists.
Stop tossing up arguments no one is making.
FYI bolded is pretty ****ing arrogant.
Also impressed with your admission that journalism is liberal and that conservatives are not interested in journalism. I believe that IS reflected in right-wing media.
You sound like a charming guy, btw. Grown men who use the "F" word in every sentence is really classy and a huge turn-on. (sarcasm). Must be those conservative Christian and moral values we hear about so often.
Second part: more or less a personal attack. Stop baiting, you dont get any points for cutesy bs. BTW, Im more or less a fiscal conservative, most of the social issues dont concern me as much, so play your little game with someone else, I wont be conforming to your idiotic viewpoint of what a conservative should be.
As for your whine about a personal attack, commenting on how YOU post is a personal attack? As opposed to "...your idiotic viewpoint" and using "****ing" before every adverb or adjective????
There's that "It's different when I/we" do it thing again. THAT is arrogance, OC.
I placed the word MOST there for a reason. But you take it out and ascribe it to ALL. Lord, I know you are new here but did the board you were at before let such lazy, asinine bull**** fly?So arrogant. Confirmation bias is just as prevailent with fact checkers as it is with anyone else. Since most fact checkers are liberal, well, you know.
Your other problem is that you are taking posts and ascribing it to ME personally and equating it to my values, which you know nothing about.
Call it a personal attack or call it baiting, its more or less a cheap shot.You sound like a charming guy, btw. Grown men who use the "F" word in every sentence is really classy and a huge turn-on. (sarcasm). Must be those conservative Christian and moral values we hear about so often.
Learn to read and learn how to debate the posts and not take cheap shots and we can have civil conversations. Continue to do stupid crap and you can expect to be treated like crap because you are earning exactly that.