I need someone to shut up the media. Why does it matter if Palin sold the jet to a private buyer when ebay failed? She still sold it because she thought it was wasteful. And the fresh from professor crackpot college grad CNN reporters think they caught her lying! The bias is shameless.
All I am going to say at this point is that, Nathan, I agree with you. Shutting up the media would be nice but not realistic. I agree that it shouldn't matter that Palin sold her jet on ebay. In fact, I thought that was honorable since she saw it as too glamourous basically (the Democrats could role model simplicity a bit more. I.E.-the DNC). So what if you sold if for only $6,000 less than it cost? She was not in it to "make a profit" in my opinion. However, at this point in the election race every detail and piece of dirt is being used to pull the "middle" to a side. The power of the media is going anywhere...
helloim on board
Palin violated the first political rule. Women and minorities are not allowed to be republican. They are the ones who are supposed to be oppressed by the Republicans in the simplistic victimization world we have created. This is why the left got so hysterical over her.
Nathan, if you take a step back and read your own post I think you'll see that it also oozes bias. You'll encounter bias of all forms where ever you go in life, but it's your own fault if you let it effect you. Arguing over media bias also takes attention away from issues that really matter. Who cares if CNN is making a big deal out of a jet Palin sold? A responsible observer of the election would see that these stupid issues have no place in our electoral process, and certainly should not be the centerpiece of classroom or blog discussion.
Concerning All comments,I feel that this blog space is to address problems with the class( i.e. concepts not understood) and not do discuss whether or not the media is biased one way or the other. That discussion i feel would be more at home on the daily show blog.
Are the corrections due Wednesday or Friday? Sorry if this is not the help this blog is intended for...
friday. on a side note, I asked Meyer, and he said it would be all right if we discussed test answers here. i cant post anything now, as i dont have my test in front of me
We can discuss test corrections here? Aw, man, epic failure. I think more people should use this for the next test. Nudge nudge.
I have no idea if anyone will read this or not, but it is worth a try.Here's my question concerning the test on Friday:What is the difference between rational choice theory and the responsible party model?Thanks!
The rational choice theory deals with how politicians moderate their opinions in order to get elected into office, not necessarily becoming good people in the campaign to do so, and the responsible party model stresses that political parties have a responsibility to lay out their policies in a way which the public will understand and as a result be able to cast a vote more faithful to the voter's beliefs, the duties of which vary depending on whether the party is the incumbent or the non-dominant party.If you need more information, look on pages 244 and 262.By the way, do we write the explanation for why we changed our mind on the test or do we need to turn in another sheet of paper with the corrections on it?
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