Monday, February 20, 2017

What's Up With Chris Wallace ???

I recently watched part of Chris Wallace's interview of Rush Limbaugh.

During the interview, Wallace stated that he had never heard the term "deep state" until just a few weeks ago.

What does that claim say about him?

  1. Is he a clueless moron?
  2. Is he merely parroting things someone else tells him to say?
  3. Both of the above.
  4. Neither of the above.

I used to listen to Radio Moscow, Radio Free Europe, and the Voice of America back in the Cold War One days. I noticed that all three often reported the same events. The difference among the broadcasts was in the interpretation of what had happened.

Today's 24 hour, multi-channel "news" coverage often is not news at all - it's mostly interpretation, with two or more different "sides" presented to give what is called a "balanced" view.

But the "reality" is that if 1,000 people watch a given event in real time, there could be 1,000 (or more) interpretations for what had "happened". My view is that all of them may be equally valid.

Right and wrong are personal choices. You can try to force people to accept a single standard by using religion, secular laws, or other forms of morality, but in the end each of us has the ability and the right to decide for ourselves what to believe and what to do about it.

Mr. Wallace says no one can tell the media what to say. To him I reply - you sir cannot tell me what to think. Just report the facts, and I'll take care of the rest.

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