December 4, 2012 · By Carrie K. Hutchens · 0 Comments
On December 3, 2012, you, Carol Costello of CNN, dared to say something to the effect that Republicans needed to start acting like big boys and girls. Do what?
First of all, if Carol Costello had said that Congress or politicians needed to act like big boys and girls, I could have dealt with that, but her suggestion that it was only Republicans running around like childish brats was undeserving and very telling.
Oh, but it doesn’t stop there. I’m sure you knew that already though.
I was only hearing part of what was transpiring, so I can’t tell you who it was, but some man said that they told us people stuff, but we just won’t believe. (Not his exact words — just the gist.) Totally ticked me off the rest of the way.
I don’t remember the man’s exact wording, but he was talking as though we were supposed to simply listen and believe whatever he and his pals “tell us”. Well, that was the gist I got of it. Nevertheless, this is what I have to say to these people.
The day you give us “news”, rather than your opinions — we might pay more attention and not continue to question and seek the answers you don’t give us. However, when you “tell us what we are to think” without giving us reason, other than your opinion and one-sided arguments — we aren’t obligated to believe you!
When you tell us something is fact, because allegedly the other scenario is just too far-fetched — you haven’t earned our belief in what you say.
If you are so right and you want us to believe you, then do your job. Go out and actually investigate and dig up the facts and make sure you are on the right side of the information. Yes, actually investigate “for real”, rather than just spitting out personal opinion or shared “talking points” for the politicians you support while pretending it is “news”. What a concept! You ought to try it sometime like some on CNN once did back in the olden days.
One of the tricks of getting to the truth is to try to prove yourself wrong — not just try to prove yourself and your opinions right. Another trick is to take the investigation all the way to the core of the incident — not stop after getting “some” arguments to support whatever side you are on.
Carol Costello, you show your leaning left side all too often. Just thought I’d let you know, in case you thought people really believed you are reporting the “unbiased news” of the day.
To Carol and the guest, we are not obligated to take your unsupported opinion as gospel. And, if you are going to say people should start acting like big girls and big boys, maybe you should include all those you conveniently left out. This isn’t a game. This isn’t playing at life. There are very real consequences involved in decisions just made and ones to be made. The people deserve to know the truth and what is at stake. It’s supposed to be the medias job to keep truth alive and the people informed.
Maybe it’s time to review the job description?!?!?
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"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964