February 19, 2010

Is Think Progress Capable of Publishing the Truth?

I'm a blogger, and have always worn my political views on my sleeve, and that seems to be the case for most political bloggers, right or left. We see the world through a certain point of view, and react to that news as we interpret it. I often disagree with how my peers on the left and right view things, but I can at least understand that their view—how ever much I disagree with it or view it to be distorted—is an honest one.

I can't say the same, however, about Media Matters or Think Progress, who like their nutty contemporaries at World Net Daily, seem intent on twisting even the most innocuous, innocent statement into something approaching an outright misrepresentation or lie. For a pair of sites that revel in painting their opposition as monsters in love with waterboarding, they seem far too comfortable with torturing reality.

Max Bergmanns' latest distortion targeting new Senator Scott Brown is a perfect example of the kind of willful deception that regularly oozes from , and Professor William Jacobson dissects the distortions with a surgeon's precision.

I almost feel sorry for them, individuals so wedded to an intellectually bankrupt ideology that they've given up all decency, integrity and honor in order to viciously cycle lies for a living. Anything to be relevant, I suppose. Even if that relevance is based upon habitual deception.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 19, 2010 10:30 AM

Most of the folks you speak of are a product of Socialist leaning crowd of the 60's, so I wouldn't hold out much hope that they'll suddenly "realize" the error of their ways. I'm not surprised, really. I lived through the nightmares their parents created and it's simply more of the same.

Something to look forward to? If, in fact, we're still the United States, the exact same political ideology will rear its ugly head in another 25 years, when their kids take over.

Posted by: Dell at February 19, 2010 11:07 AM

I know you don't want to see this statement, but here goes, its Bush's fault. I am serious in this statement and was a Bush supporter even though he was a liberal and stupid. The fact is he was better than his opposition. Here is the reason, Bush defined the war we are in as a war on terror. That is like saying that we are at war with the atomic bomb. So anytime someone does something violent, then people start yelling terror and confuse the issue and the principals for which we fight. Bush should have bit the bullet and said we are at war with Islam. We are not at war with a single nation state but have begun the inevitable confrontation with a religion. If he had done this, then the whole issue would be cast in a different light and we would be united in a goal. As it is, the war on terror is going to fractionate us.

As to the difference in conservative and liberal bloggers. It seems that when you read conservative blogs the purpose of the statements is to improve our country. When you read liberal statements, the purpose seems to one up the competition, to confuse, to distort and to play a game.

Posted by: David at February 19, 2010 03:47 PM

That they are libs/progs/socialists/comms, means they never HAD any decency, integrity, or honor TO give up;ipso facto.

Posted by: emdfl at February 19, 2010 08:59 PM