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Old 11-07-2012, 07:21 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by thejman217 View Post
I am a Democrat (and yes, there are many flaws within our party, as well as the Republicans'), but I also find it very strange that the Republican party is considered a racist party. If I'm not mistaken, there are several African-American politicians holding very high positions in the Republican party.

On the other hand, many, many people's political views are based off of what TV political stations say. NBC calls the Republican party racist because they claim that the Republicans said that they are "shocked" that so many white voters cast their vote for Obama.

It is a sad thing when I see people in my school base their political views based on what Fox, NBC, CNN, and others say. People should form their opinions on the Presidential candidates based on what they believe in, not what others (their parents, or news stations) believe in. For example, conservatives that regularly watch Fox claim that Obama is a socialist/communist, he wasn't born in the U.S., or that he is a Muslim because his middle name is Hussein. On the other hand, Democrats who regularly watch NBC claim that that Romney, Ryan, and the rest of the Republican party are racist.

It both confuses me and intrigues me to no end.
True.

In my country there aren't many party-related newspapers or TV channels. But when something happens to the media sector (either cuts in salary, or the government privatizing some media companies that cost too much) they can forget their deontology and ethics and become a bunch of sensationalists whose news and opinions end up affecting the public's view (it's happening right now, unfortunately).



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