Democrats and Republicans have been the two primary parties in American politics since the origination of the country. Both parties have changed their views throughout the centuries, but they always end up opposed to each other anyways.
The opposition between Dems and Republicans has gotten so terrible before that it’s led to full-scale war. Let’s hope it never gets that bad again, but sometimes it feels like it will.
When it comes to the Dems and the GOP, party loyalty almost always comes before facts. If you have to lie or distort truth to move your party towards success, than you do it. Just like gang rivalries or sports rivalries. Or just like loyalty to your friends. If your friend bumps into someone and makes them spill their drink and your friend doesn’t say sorry then that’s a pretty rude thing to do. If the guy he knocked into says “Excuse me. Would you mind havin’ some manners?” and your friend says back “Oh suck it up, buttercup” then your friend is just being a douchebag now. But despite your bestfriend acting out, if that guy clocks your friend in the face .. you’re gonna jump in and start swinging. That’s just loyalty. Even if your bro is a jerk at that moment, your history and loyalty between you two is more important. So you side with him and fight for the cause, even if you’re in disagreement. That’s what the GOP and Dems do. SADLY, political partisanship is so arrogant in it’s pride that it can STOP pragmatism from occurring .. which HURTS the American people the most!
Now what I’m saying here is that despite your affiliation, despite your agenda, despite your loyalty… whether you are a right-winger or left-winger or a free-flyer [who goes with the wind, and votes for the best person despite the party] — it doesn’t matter to the truth! Partisanship may put a filter on your lens and distort the truth, but without that filter the truth remains.
So that’s why I am not a Democrat and I am not a Republican. I mean maybe I would say I’m an Independent, but I don’t want to align myself with any other politician who is an Independent.
I just vote for the best, and whoever is the best, I vote for them. My opinion of the best may be different than yours, but my opinion is always natural. Too many people’s opinions are based off of their friends’ thoughts and [or] their sources. Now the best source of water is the spring it’s popping out of. But if that water is coming from that source and then going through the pipes and if the pipe is contaminated than your water is as well. So the water was pure, but went through a certain filter and got damaged.
Some people’s sources are damaged. I would say most people’s sources are highly-damaged!
Want to know why POLITICAL DEBATE is so HEATED THESE DAYS? It’s because people choose the news that fit their views.
Journalism.org reported this, for example…
Above is a chart displaying how much trust is put into the sources. The people polled were people who have mixed political views [conservative & liberal views].
As you see,
the 4 main installments of American media, are trusted more than other sources. There’s a little distrust in the mainstream media but — the other percentage is NEITHER. So some people, with mixed political views, don’t trust the 4 primary American outlets but don’t distrust them either.
As you can see, sources like the Wall Street Journal and NY Times and Washington Post are trusted a little less than the main 4 news channels. This comes as a little bit of a surprise to me, as I would have expected their trustworthiness to be on par with the CBS,ABC,CNN,CBS .. Yet they are more trusted than distrusted. Of course the Wall Street Journal has it’s blind spot, and that’s the issue of climate change. But the NY Times has it’s blind spots as well, and so does WashPo. Despite this, throughout their long & storied histories, they’ve been able to maintain a decently respectful image to the general public. TOUGH TO DO! Fox News, a conservative channel [borderline propaganda], has more trust than distrust but as you can tell it’s a little less trusted than the 4 main channels. And that’s because Fox News was created to ‘combat liberal bias’ in the media, so everyone knows that — to an extent — their reporting may be a tad slanted sometimes. Fox News is credible, but it’s more damaged than the 4 main outlets in my opinion. What I find interesting is the equally trusted/equally distrusted sources. Breitbart is a total propaganda site for hardlined right-wingers.
The Blaze is less of propaganda, but still very biased to the right. Yahoo News tends to lean left, HuffPo definitely leans left [I’d equate them with Breitbart as a propaganda force, except Breitbart puts out conservative views and HuffPo puts out liberal views] Drudge Report, which is a right-wing blog, is trusted by some and distrusted by others, but it has some respect. What Drudge does is links his stories to the source he received it from, so it’s kind of up to you. Sean Hannity Show is a hardlined conservative show, and while I think Hannity gets too much slack — he does distort the truth sometimes, but at least he admits he is a conservative. Still he is MORE DISTRUSTED than TRUSTED, when it comes to people with varying views. BuzzFeed is not a trusted source, despite it’s popularity. BuzzFeed was recently in the news for putting out unverified claims. BuzzFeed admitted in the article that the dossier was not verified, but still — to put that out in the public so lazily is a black eye to your integrity. Rush Limbaugh is like Hannity, but a little more wild-eyed. As you can see, he’s got a lot of distrust.
At the top of this chart are how people group their political views. Consistently liberal people tend to to go with NPR [commendable and mostly fair but it does go a little far left ON OCCASSION] and CNN. They also trust MSNBC [the Democrats’ answer to Fox News] more than others do. As you can see, Fox News isn’t even on their radar — yet CONSISTENTLY CONSERVATIVE people go to Fox News for sources A LOT. So when the far left and far right massage their egos behind-the-scenes, and reassure their mindset, they come out with a lot of ‘facts’ .. and they both got them from different places. It’s fair to note that, ACCORDING TO THIS POLL, extreme liberals go to CNN for sources — which I respect them for doing so as CNN is USUALLY bipartisan [recently it’s lost some of it’s respect but OVERALL it’s as trusted as ABC,CBS,NBC].
Check out all the polls here. INTERESTING STUDY!
As you see consistent liberals often decide to go with NPR [commendable and mostly fair but it does go a little far left ON OCCASSION] and CNN. They also trust MSNBC [the Democrats’ answer to Fox News] more than others do. As you can see, Fox News isn’t even on their radar — yet CONSISTENTLY CONSERVATIVE people go to Fox News for sources A LOT.
So when the far left and far right massage their egos behind-the-scenes, and reassure their mindset, they come out with a lot of ‘facts’ .. and they both got them from different places. It’s fair to note that, ACCORDING TO THIS POLL, extreme liberals go to CNN for sources — which I respect them for doing so as CNN is USUALLY bipartisan [recently it’s lost some of it’s respect but OVERALL it’s as trusted as ABC,CBS,NBC].
College students, according to LiveScience, tend to read articles that reflect [and massage] their own viewpoint. And that’s why college kids are so intolerant, these days.
Conservatives buck the trend
Some findings from both researchers suggest that individual confidence and certainty play a role in what people choose to read.
People with stronger party affiliation, conservative political views, and greater interest in politics proved more likely to click on articles with opposing views, according to the Ohio State study.
“It appears that people with these characteristics are more confident in their views and so they’re more inclined to at least take a quick look at the counterarguments,” Knobloch-Westerwick noted.
However, Knobloch-Westerwick added that her latest study was not designed to assess reader motives, and that she hopes to more carefully study the issue in the future.
The Brigham Young University survey found that journalists also tended to read liberal blogs — perhaps a reflection of journalists’ political beliefs, although even conservatives said liberal blogs were often better-written, Davis pointed out.
Among the political blog readers, a similar trend emerged in which “liberals read almost exclusively liberal blogs, but conservatives tend to read both,” Davis said.
Davis offered another possible explanation for this trend among blog readers. Conservative views dominate talk radio, and so conservatives may feel more satisfied by that outlet and are willing to check out opposing views on blogs.
By contrast, liberal views dominate the blogosphere, but are scant on talk radio.
So WHY DID I CREATE THIS BLOG? Good question. It’s because with so much alt-media out there, where there is conservative blogs [that report anything that hurts the left, even if it’s untrue] and liberal blogs [that do the same] .. and then there’s conservative sites that are biased but do stow away from conspiracy theories, and some liberal sites also do as well ..
.. in these days.. where you’ve got the mainstream media, usually trustworthy but tend to lean left [via being tougher on Republicans], and you’ve got right-wing semi-propaganda like Fox News, on TV every night, and then you’ve got newspapers like NY Times and WashPo that are respected YET do have their issues [even if minor] and you’ve got the Wall Street Journal — which is respected and is accurate enough — does have it’s one weakness and that’s global warming [because their owner is all about oil], and where you have some ‘sources’ that are just UNASHAMED PROPAGANDA [those tend to be popular on Facebook], with all of the news outlets and where you can get them and how you can be relayed info and ‘dis-info’ by so many different news sources, IT’S TOUGH TO KNOW WHAT IS TRUE AND WHAT’S SKEWED.
Obama did not pat Melania’s ass, despite what TGP told you!
And as we all know after the mega debacle it caused, Trump did not allow Russian women to piss on him. Despite what BuzzFeed threw out there.
So here, I promise you I’m going to report ACCURATELY and call out people when they lie. I, unlike Repubs and Dems, don’t lie out of SELF-PRIDE in a party/ don’t lie to PUSH MY AGENDA despite it’s false info .. instead I don’t commit to a political agenda NOR party, and I am able to show you what’s HONEST and what’s LYING.
Usually, from what I can tell, the POLITICAL PARTY lying the most tends to be the party with a President in the Oval Office. The Presidential Administration is covered by the media intensely, therefore the Democrats/the Republicans will do anything to attack the Administration IF IT’S THEIR FOE PARTY who has control of The White House. And the REPUBLICANS/DEMOCRATS will lie, lie, lie to protect the President [if he is of their party], because the President is a major factor in whether the country goes RIGHT or LEFT.
Now, despite which President is in office, both parties LIE like hell. So you need to read my site. And I give you sources, so you can check my reports.