Why You Should Read More Than One Newspaper

February 27, 2014 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

This is honest-to-goodness how it was reported.

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17 Comments to “Why You Should Read More Than One Newspaper”


  1. OK. Can you imagine what the screeds put out by all the different Right-batwing groups headlined? I will bet you money they used red ink for the headline just like all the deep south rags did when Sandra Day O’Connor was named to the Supreme Court.

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  2. The Washington Post: Owned by Jeff Bezos
    The Wall Street Journal: Owned by Roger Ailes

    One of these papers is not like the other/ One of these papers shouldn’t belong…

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  3. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    What was the screaming banner at World Nut Daily?

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  4. W. C. Peterson says:

    Wall Street Journal is now owned by the same guy who owns Faux Nooz — Rupert Murdoch. What else would you expect them to run? Can you even remember when the WSJ was a reputable paper?

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  5. @Polite – Obama Hates Jesus!

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  6. One of my catsitting clients used to get both the Washington Post and Washington Times. On days like this it was a hoot to see how they headlined the same story. Then I’d enjoy ripping up an old Washington Times to line one of her cats’ litterboxes.

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  7. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Thanks Cheryl!

    Hated to see The Onion leave the satire business, but how could satire compete with the gohmert headlines of the Reich wing? “If it’s unbelievable, it’s The Onion.” Sadly, that standard no longer applies.

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  8. daChipster says:

    With apologies to Samuel Johnson, “religious freedom” is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

    Last year it was used to try to deny women their rights under the new healthcare law, while simultaneously reaping the benefits of tax breaks (for secular employers) or outright tax exemeptions (for religious ones).

    Previously it’s been invoked against civil rights, mixed race marriages, abolition, women’s rights, and every form and facet of reproduction that doesn’t involve two people in the dark hiking up their nightshirts and begetting. And that’s just in American history! That’s not even getting into the Inquisition and Crusades!

    And the thing that’s worst about couching political rhetoric in religious terms is that it ends all debate and compromise. It’s like playing rock, paper, scissors, nuclear bomb. “Studies show that gays…” “NOPE! God says no! End of discussion.”

    Nuclear bomb incinerates peer-reviewed paper.

    What all these people with tender Christian consciences are really saying is that anything their angry, phobic authoritarian little brains personally find offensive, threatening or slightly icky is sinful.

    “The Other. The Other is sinful. Those like me are Godly. And those that want to force me to confront the Other, and to grant them equality under the law, are impinging on my religious freedom to HATE the unGodly and harshing my smugly superior buzz.”

    With apologies to Ben Franklin, anyone who uses “religious freedom” as a way to deny basic human rights is unworthy of both religion and freedom.

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  9. Chipster, I’m going to copy that down and may quote it later, with permission.

    Here’s a nice selection of RWNJ foamings over the issue:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/02/27/1280771/-Wingnutz-Goin-Crazy-Over-Jan-Brewer-s-Veto

    My favorite is “Would Jesus Bake a Cake For and Attend a Homosexual Wedding?”

    I think it’s important to note that he never implied he wouldn’t. Nope, didn’t say diddly about it, and you can bet he saw a few gays in his day.

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  10. This is how the NewsMax.com’s headline put it:

    “Conservatives Blast Arizona’s Brewer for Veto of Religious Freedom Bill.”

    “Sen. Al Melvin, a Republican who is running for governor in Arizona and voted for the bill, said he was disappointed by the veto.

    “I am sorry to hear that Governor Brewer has vetoed this bill. I’m sure it was a difficult choice for her, but it is a sad day when protecting liberty is considered controversial,” Melvin said.”
    ________________________

    Yeah, I’m sure it makes Jesus weep to know that those good folks in Arizona can’t boot gays out the door.

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  11. I hope and pray that all this is evidence of the death throes of non-compassionate conservatism. May they rest in peace and leave the rest of us alone.

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  12. I weep over the fact that “religious freedom” in the minds of these is only defined by their version of religion. All others need not apply. Be ye Hindu, Buddhist, Rastafarian, or (God forbid!) just open minded, they say that you will burn in hell.

    That’s not the God I worship. He walked with sinners and used a stranger (and foreigner) to define the word “neighbor.”

    But back to “religious freedom.” Amendment 1 of the U.S. Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” Passing a law granting rights to one segment of the population currently denied them does not prohibit in any way the “free exercise” of anyone’s religion. Just because it gets your tail in a knot, your brains in a tizzy, and might just cause you to think, there’s no way on God’s green Earth it blocks your free exercise at all.

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  13. I was kinda hoping she would sign the bill, so the Super Bowl would be moved and other events would be cancelled.

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  14. Jon Stewart did a great piece on the “War on Religion” foisted on us by what else? Fox.

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  15. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    maryelle, where were businesses and the Xtian WRONG, when Jesus lost Easter to the Easter Bunny, or Bill O’Lies and his Faux Friends were 3 decades or more late to the fact their business friends commercialized the holiday and keep stores open for those too stupid to plan 12 hours ahead.

    Brillo-not so-brilliant, ask YOUR master, Roger. Why keep the doors open 24/7 and diss your own holidays?

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  16. I want to share this with all my buds here. This was posted by someone on a “foodie” website which has been having a discussion with one of its members who is an Archeobotanist! The subject started to go off on tangents–particularly about communicating scientific principles with the community at large.

    I weep for our country:

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/messages-from-creationists-to-people-who-believe-in-evolutio

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  17. “In Dr. Johnson’s famous dictionary [religious freedom] is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer, I beg to submit that it is the first.”—Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, at entry for patriotism, The Collected Writings of Ambrose Bierce, p. 323 (1946, reprinted 1973).

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