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Two letters to the editor Dec. 7 – Pearl Harbor Day – show the state of the country.

In the first letter, which complains about Obamacare hurting the nation (“Who didn’t see this coming?”), the writer notes that President Obama “is systematically taking away these freedoms while the (liberal) media, who should be exposing the truth, stand by and cheer it on.”

The second letter, which also assailed Obamacare (“Remember this in 2014”), said, “we are being governed by a bunch of lawless and godless tyrants. I just hope we don’t forget that when we go to the polls in the 2014 elections.”

Put those two quotes together and you have the liberal media allowing the outrages of its fellow Democrat, Obama, while the second writer pins all hopes on future elections. But who controls the elections? The media that the first writer complained about. It keeps going in a circle.

The liberal media – mainly the Democrat Associated Press, since it reaches 225 million potential readers daily in the United States in 1,200 U.S. newspapers – controls the data that the deciding one-third of the voters use to base their voting decisions on. With full control over the data, as a virtual monopoly, AP gets the newspapers to run hundreds of campaign stories on fellow Democrat Obama that have no negatives, and hundreds of stories on Republicans Mitt Romney and John McCain that are filled with negatives.

Then AP sits back and lets the “voters decide” who is the better candidate, based on false information posed as “news” stories. Haven’t we seen this upcoming movie on 2014 and 2016 that the second letter writer is basing all of his hopes on? Don’t we already know who’s going to win until we slide into socialism? Don’t we realize that our votes don’t count when compared with liberal AP’s control of the data?

Thus we get liberal AP’s fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, as much as we may be trying to stop the liberal erosion of freedoms. We can’t improve until the press improves, and the press doesn’t see any problem with itself.

Doesn’t journalism have some important work to do over the next few years in the run-up to the elections? Like, saving Democracy? As the Pearl Harbor sailors 72 years ago were pleading: S.O.S.

Tom Hunter

Augusta

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bubbasauce
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bubbasauce 12/12/13 - 02:44 am
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Tom you have absolutely hit

Tom you have absolutely hit the nail on the head with your post. God help us all if Hillary is the next President of the United States of America. You notice she is distanced herself from all the Obama cronies and him especially. Yea old slick willy knows how to play the game. Bill that is.

bubbasauce
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bubbasauce 12/12/13 - 02:52 am
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I also forgot to say Hillary

I also forgot to say Hillary also knows how to play the game. I will say if another Democrat gets elected in 2016 this Country is TOAST! You can take that to the bank!

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GACopprhed 12/12/13 - 04:07 am
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Hillary will be the next
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Hillary will be the next President, the country has seen through the Tea Party and know that it is no more than fanaticism. They cost the country 2.5 billion dollars, would stave millions, but they don't care. The Tea Party and it's cronies are dangerous to this country, they are willing to default on this country's debts, and have no God, other than the gods of power and money.

carcraft
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carcraft 12/12/13 - 05:38 am
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I don't think Hillary will be

I don't think Hillary will be The next prez. The Obama care debacle has hurt Dems. It was the lying and manipulation. Bengahzi is part and parcel of The Obama machine in actions. "It was a demonstration that..."Hillary's reply, "what differance does it make now " will be questioned. She took a risk and lost big!

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DanK 12/12/13 - 05:44 am
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The Myth of the "Liberal Media"

I know that facts get in the way of right wing rhetoric and tea party talking points, but let's at least try. (1) The newspaper with the largest readership in the U.S., in print and online, is the Wall Street Journal. That's about as conservative as it gets. (2) The cable news network with the largest viewership is Fox News, and cable news viewers spend much more time watching news than viewers of other TV news sources. (3) 25% of all news consumption is now via Internet. These readers are much better educated, younger and more critical of political bias than the aged readers of newspapers and less educated viewers of TV news.

Of course, we wouldn't want facts like these to diminish the potency of hot-button political sloganeering. So go ahead. Toss in the words "socialist" and "atheist" too. It simply confirms the perception of extremism.

carcraft
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carcraft 12/12/13 - 07:10 am
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Dan lets look at one issue,

Dan lets look at one issue, global warming and Obama's comment "the over the last ten years earth's temperature is increasing faster than any time before". How many on the press brought this lie forward and exposed it for what it is? How coverage was their on the congressional hearing where climate experts were directly ask about Obama's erroneous statements? I could go on but that is one small example. Candy Crowly covering for Obama during the debate them during a morning news show saying she was wrong. Who but Fox has followed Benghazi? Who is really covering the IRS scandal? Remember an IRS official aired conservative groups were targeted,
Not a myth my friend!

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/12/13 - 07:19 am
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GAC...just what have the
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GAC...just what have the Democrats done that has helped the poor be less poor? You rabidly attack the Tea Party as fanatics because they believe in responsible spending, and claim that they don't care about the poor......

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avidreader 12/12/13 - 07:25 am
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Moderate Republicans!

Copperhead has a point about the Tea Party. Many voters fear their right wing, conservative message. I don't like it either, even though I am a Republican. The right-wingers are not going to prevail in our current political system, so a new mind-set is going to have to take over if we want a revived Republican government.

What is a moderate Republican? We are educated. We believe in fiscal responsibility. We believe that entitlements are harmful, although it is not our plan to pull the rug out from under EBT recipients. How about a ten-year plan to realistically cut welfare in half. We believe that children are our most precious commodity; however, these children must understand from an early age that they must fully participate in our educational system -- a system where self esteem is important but competitive minds are more important. We believe that government must fully support small business and stay the hell out of its way. We believe in the autonomy of self-governance of each individual state, without the mandates and shackles of an oppressive federal bureaucracy. We believe that our nation still has a chance to survive economically and once again prosper.

Amen!

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ymnbde 12/12/13 - 07:25 am
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the AP is a lot like Georgia Power

they are our main providers
and the government guides them
we broke up the phone monopoly
we wouldn't allow an oil monopoly
yet we allow an information monopoly
and our public education system has prepared everyone quite fully
to accept the party line
AP, and almost all the rest, speak what the government desires them to speak
but, hey, having news controlled by the government didn't seem to hurt 1930's Russia or Germany much, did it?
it would have helped if just one reporter was brave enough to write
of the dangers from raising the ratio of doctors to patients
wouldn't it, copperhead?

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TrukinRanger 12/12/13 - 07:39 am
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The tea party is the best
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The tea party is the best thing that's happened to the democratic party. Their crazy rantings, meddling, and religious nutcases will make it so much easier for Hillary to be elected.

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 12/12/13 - 07:41 am
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As for Faux News having the
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As for Faux News having the highest percentage of viewers than any other network... they don't take into account that educated Americans aren't only watching CNN... they have many sources for their news, not just one right wing hack site so of course their numbers are spread across the board.

ymnbde
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ymnbde 12/12/13 - 08:18 am
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oh, and DanK, your assertion isn't quite "fair and balanced"

the number ones may be the wall street journal and fox news
but ALL the rest are liberal
i wouldn't want "facts like these to diminish the potency of hot-button political sloganeering."

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robert2410 12/12/13 - 08:19 am
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Seeing GAC speak that sort of
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Seeing GAC speak that sort of nonsense while accusing others of being fanatical passes all wondering.

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localguy55 12/12/13 - 08:49 am
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DanK

Liberals ARE Socialist, it's part of their ideology and you nor anyone else can successfully argue to the contrary. And most atheist lean to the left, another fact. So, you go ahead and run your creditcards to the max. and continue to borrow money and spend more than you take in and let us know how that works out.
This is liberal ideology, take from those who work and earn and give to those who don't and do that until the system callapses. Remember the USSR, and countless other dictatorially run countries, ruined by socialist dogma. IF it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck it must be a duck.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/12/13 - 08:52 am
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" Many voters fear their
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" Many voters fear their right wing, conservative message. I don't like it either, even though I am a Republican. "

What is it you don't like about the TEA Party's message? The things you listed are exactly what the TEA Party believes in.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/12/13 - 08:54 am
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DanK.....what is the source
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DanK.....what is the source of your "facts?"

localguy55
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localguy55 12/12/13 - 09:01 am
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avidreader

You sound like a Teaparty member. I can't imagine that you have not read the teaparty platform and not agreed with it. So, your disagreement with the Teaparty position is baffling. I hope you are not pandering to the moderates or left leaning people. It will get you nowhere.

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robert2410 12/12/13 - 09:02 am
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DanK, nothing personal man
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DanK, nothing personal man but that comment about the internet readers being more educated and critical of bias is questionable to say the least. The standards of journalism has been completely destroyed in that wasteland. Your comment about it reminds me of the commercial where the girl says they can not put anything on the internet that was not true. When asked where she heard that, she replied, the internet.
LOL man

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Gary Ross 12/12/13 - 09:08 am
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False media story

I'm constantly reminded of the stories that came out just before the 2012 election, where there would be wide spread rioting across the country if obama didn't win. Remember that? How would an outright fabricated lie like that stand up in a court of law? Now multiply it by a million because the stakes are so high.

I don't listen to liars, nor do I give them an ounce of credibility on anything. And that goes all the way up to the top weasil. Sorry, but my moral values are higer than that. Once a liar, always a liar.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/12/13 - 09:26 am
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Gary Ross...how is a
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Gary Ross...how is a prediction an outright lie? Riots were predicted if Obama didn't win.....but since he DID win, how you do you know the PREDICTION wasn't accurate?

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/12/13 - 09:35 am
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Robert2410.............bon
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Robert2410.............bon jour.

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nofanofobama 12/12/13 - 09:53 am
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avidreader..read your post

avidreader..read your post about moderates republicans...dont get it, even though the tea party is a loose organization, we are broad brushed by everyone..your list is no different than what most of us so called right wingers or tea partiers would embrace...perhaps our disagrement is in urgency, i believe policies need to be acted on now..and as your ebt example, all things need to be done incremental...but we need to start now...not tommorrow.. i doubt copperhead would think you are a moderate..dont let [ our opposition] label us , they do it to divide us..

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nofanofobama 12/12/13 - 10:19 am
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HA**If i remember right those

HA**If i remember right those threats came from obumler supporters on line and blobs..when they threaten violence i think a prudent person would take it seriously...after our beloved leader also stated on the hispanic radio program about punishing our opposition..

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Bizkit 12/12/13 - 11:18 am
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The internet as a "reliable

The internet as a "reliable source" of info is particularly choice. Let's see studies indicate the majority is dedicated to porno, then of what's left less than a third has been found to be reliable info. The internet is the greatest venue for misinformation and unreliable info. I've spent a good bit of time teaching students how to find reliable info and not be sucked in by some nitwit on their soap box with a fancy cool site. Our youth tend to believe it is all equal and reliable which is just a disaster in trying to educate our youth. I remember a student relishing some Chinese herbal medicine and after a quick look at the ingredients I pointed out it contains "the" most potent carcinogen known to man. People will eat poison thinking it will help.

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Bizkit 12/12/13 - 11:26 am
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Some people are so sold on

Some people are so sold on total control of the govt of our lives they just can't stand a grass roots group of citizens exercising their constitutional rights like the Tea Party. But that can't be it either because it would be hypocritical given their support of the OWS. Next time we have a OWS or TeaParty I believe their ilk would support a Kent STate outcome-well with just the Tea Party. The Tea Party is just a bunch of old racist, but that is equal to the Democrat Congressional Caucus which is just a bunch of old racist too.

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dichotomy 12/12/13 - 11:59 am
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Even the press cannot cover

Even the press cannot cover up what is happening to middle class families as a result of Obamacare.....the premier liberal socialist program. People losing their insurance, having to pay between 50% and up to TRIPLE their former rates for crappy insurance with doubled and tripled copays and deductibles. The Democrats cannot hide, and the liberal media cannot distract from, this disaster happening in front of our eyes before the 2014 elections. AND THEN, in 2015 when another 80,000,000 or so folks lose "the insurance they like" and "the doctor they like" and have to endure the same rate increases and deductible and copay increases during the run up to the 2016 presidential elections.....well, I think the Democrats are in big trouble.

Obamacare is the epitome of the Democrats socialist way of thinking. It, more than any other, demonstrates the absolute failure and unfairness of socialist policies when half of the country does not contribute anything. And there is nothing the liberal media, or the Democrat spin meisters can do to cover up it's disastrous effect on middle class American families. They might can control the news but they cannot control that family having to write those checks, lose their doctor, and cannot find a doctor or hospital that will take their "new" insurance or having to wait months for an appointment.

The Republicans have been given a fair wind and following seas if they just keep their mouths shut except for talking about Obamacare and the budget deficit. Let's leave abortion, birth control pills, and prayer in school out of this and win a couple of elections for once. The courts are making those decisions anyway so there is no point in bring those into the political arena right now. The new bumper sticker for Republicans should read: "It's Obamacare and the budget stupid".

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RMSHEFF 12/12/13 - 12:50 pm
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AVIDREADER

With regards to the Tea Party I would like to know exactly what you disagree with ? (Taxed enough already) Can you give examples ? Maybe you are not really conservative or don't believe in the Constitution ? The Tea Party believes in the Constitutional principle of a "limited" federal government. The Federal government is operating outside the Constitution when it come to size and power and they want to return to a limited government. Do you disagree ?

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carcraft 12/12/13 - 01:09 pm
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Dichotomy , you are correct.

Dichotomy , you are correct. Listened to Price, congress criter from Geargia, on Fox News last night talk about Republican plans for reforming Obama's miserable reform. Very straight forward, common sense approach! Can't win elections by just being against something!

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owensjef3 12/12/13 - 01:11 pm
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These Comments are too funny.
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These Comments are too funny.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/12/13 - 02:35 pm
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You are right owensjef.....it
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You are right owensjef.....it was quite funny to see someone try to say that the media is NOT liberal biased by citing ONE newspaper and ONE TV network as their proof. Funny indead.

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