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Thread: What is important to political types: pushing their agenda or having credibility?

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    What is important to political types: pushing their agenda or having credibility?

    I often wonder what is more important to political types; pundits, commentators and the professional political agenda people; the advancement of their agenda or having credibility? I saw something in the media today where a story was written that seemed to deliberately leave of a very important factor that would have significantly changed the character of the story. Reading between the lines, this writer cares less about being a trusted source of unbiased information and is using the cloak of a supposed objective source of information to push a political agenda.

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    Is it more important to political types to advance their agenda even through less than honest tactics or maintaining their credibility?

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    -Pushing their agenda is most important even at the cost of their reputation.
    -They are most interested in maintaining their credibility.
    -The agenda is so blindingly important to them they are self-deceived into thinking everything they say in advance of their agenda is true and evidence to the contrary is therefore inaccurate.
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    Re: What is important to political types: pushing their agenda or having credibilit

    I tend to think that for most politicians (assuming this is who you meant as political types), it's more important to them to achieve their goals, than to maintain integrity as people. Of course, the same could probably be said of most of the population, so it's not just something that applies to the political arena.
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    Re: What is important to political types: pushing their agenda or having credibilit

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I tend to think that for most politicians (assuming this is who you meant as political types), it's more important to them to achieve their goals, than to maintain integrity as people. Of course, the same could probably be said of most of the population, so it's not just something that applies to the political arena.
    My political types designation includes politicians but also campaign workers, strategists, advisors, bloggers, pundits and commentators. I'm astounded that these people can with a straight face passionately maintain their positions that are often so innaccurate and even dishonest.
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