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Thread: Does the media owe the TEA party an apology?

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    Re: Does the media owe the TEA party an apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    You know, it's been a long time since I've felt as angry as I have the last few days. It sure wasn't caused by the tea party. It was caused by the bull **** and lies being spewed by the sheriff and the media about the right, the tea party and sarah palin's map.
    It's the same kind of rhetoric that both sides have been vomiting all over each other for the past couple of decades. Something bad happens, and suddenly we're appealing to the lowest common denominator.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Does the media owe the TEA party an apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    When I saw the Sheriff and heard his comments my first reaction was "there is one great American". After hearing him several times, my new response is "damn, there is one really great American". He stands tall and says what must be said to those who do not want to hear it.
    He's a liberal Dem with a partisan agenda and he wants to capitalize on this tragedy in order to damage those on the opposite side. No wonder you like him.
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    Re: Does the media owe the TEA party an apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I agree but I think he's elected. The voters would have to kick him out.
    Then I hope they can his ass next election or call for him to be relieved of office for gross incompetance.
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    Re: Does the media owe the TEA party an apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    He should lose his job over this, IMO.
    He may be right, he may be wrong, but sheriff or not, he has the right to express his opinion.
    And I agree with him.

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    Re: Does the media owe the TEA party an apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    He may be right, he may be wrong, but sheriff or not, he has the right to express his opinion.
    And I agree with him.
    However, being the sheriff, he has a professional responsibility to be careful about what he says.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Does the media owe the TEA party an apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    I watched some of an interview with the Sheriff last night on CNN and it was crazy. He was happily admitting that:

    1. he had no evidence for tying the rhetoric/tea party to the shootings.
    2. it was his job as a professional to speculate (!!!) and comment about it
    3. it's not Rush's fault, but that attitude anyone can see is the cause

    I was trying to figure out how it could be real, the things issuing from his mouth. What he needs to learn is that Beck and Rush are Entertainers who want you to believe they are public servants. And that as a sworn public servant, he should not be behaving like an entertainer.
    Strange entertainment, very strange.
    Too may people take them seriously, in facts years ago, I was one.
    I feel that any "sworn public servant" has the right to express himself.
    The problem is the gun-loving right; the sooner they live up to this, the better off we will be.

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    Re: Does the media owe the TEA party an apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    He may be right, he may be wrong, but sheriff or not, he has the right to express his opinion.
    And I agree with him.
    apdst hit it on the head with the following:

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    However, being the sheriff, he has a professional responsibility to be careful about what he says.
    This sheriff gave teh impression that what he was saying about the Rhetoric was supported by statements that the shooter had given by virtue of his authoritative position.

    While he's free to express his opinion, he should not do so in a way that makes it look like a factual statement based on information he would be privy to that others would not be. When he makes a pure conjecture about something like this, he has a professional and ethical duty to add the disclaimer that what he is saying is essentially bull**** he's making up, not something that is supported by the perpetrator's claims.
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