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Peter Schiff vs. Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC’s The Ed Show

August 6, 2009 Leave a comment

I particularly enjoy this comment on the video from zzquanto: “Lawence should give himself more time to comment on and answer his own questions.”

Indeed, someone please teach this moron how to conduct an interview. That’s one of the worst interview segments I’ve seen in quite some time, probably since Ron Paul was interviewed on, coincidentally, The Ed Show. It’s not a partisan thing, Bill O’Reilly is guilty of the same tactics, but this one is just beyond laughable. To no ones surprise, Schiff was able to use the times he was allowed to speak to get common sense out there to oppose the nonsense that O’Donnell was spewing.

This represents everything wrong with mainstream media in this country. Please, quit trying to play “gotcha” and attempting smears, and just ask the guest questions and let him answer them, without showing your biasedness throughout the whole thing. And no one (well I guess I should say “very few”) would ever view Chris Dodd as a hero of anything. A criminal, sure. A hero, no.

Quote of the Day: August 2, 2009

August 2, 2009 Leave a comment

Today’s quote comes from US Republican Congressman and 2008 Presidential Candidate, Dr. Ron Paul.

Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens’ lives. Liberty has meaning only if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and a false government security blanket beckons.

Unfortunately, it seems more and more people believe that “security” is better than liberty, and not simply in a “protecting from attack” manner. Many supporters of ObamaCare seem to think that if the government runs healthcare, or at least “has a competitive hand in it”, that they’ll finally have security in healthcare. Government isn’t the solution, and the “security” they offer is not the kind of “security” a sane person would ever dare want.