Wednesday, June 1, 2011

At My Age, Pushback's Become a Way of Life

Just as I was reveling in the pleasures provided by the quick and open minds of Mark Morford,  Bill Maher and Keith Olbermann this morning, an acquaintance provided me with a cold shower of reality. i.e. there are more closed minds out there than even a quick and open mind can count.

What arrived in my mailbox was a link to a web site called NewsBusters.

This product of published parochial views claims it is in the business of "Exposing and Combating Liberal Media Bias."

Do Conservatives not know the meaning of "liberal?"

* broad: showing or characterized by broad-mindedness; "a broad political stance"; "generous and broad sympathies";  "tolerant of his opponent's opinions"

That should preclude "bias" by definition. Where can you find bias in an open mind?

This liberal entertains a view, opinion or bit of intelligence and, being thoughtful and reasonably intelligent herself, examines it and either adopts it or discards it.

This liberal is one who is tolerant of all people - except the willfully ignorant and those who seek to ram their views down her throat.

Then I, like most liberals, tend to get a mite testy.

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