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Old 10-29-2008, 09:36 PM   #1
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Great article on the state of journalism

Meridian Magazine:: Ideas and Society: Would the Last Honest Reporter Please Turn On the Lights?

Originally Posted by Orson Scott Card
I have no doubt that if these facts had pointed to the Republican Party or to John McCain as the guilty parties, you would be treating it as a vast scandal. "Housing-gate," no doubt. Or "Fannie-gate."

Instead, it was Senator Christopher Dodd and Congressman Barney Frank, both Democrats, who denied that there were any problems, who refused Bush administration requests to set up a regulatory agency to watch over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and who were still pushing for these agencies to go even further in promoting sub-prime mortgage loans almost up to the minute they failed.
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These are facts. This financial crisis was completely preventable. The party that blocked any attempt to prevent it was ... the Democratic Party. The party that tried to prevent it was ... the Republican Party.

Yet when Nancy Pelosi accused the Bush administration and Republican deregulation of causing the crisis, you in the press did not hold her to account for her lie. Instead, you criticized Republicans who took offense at this lie and refused to vote for the bailout!

What? It's not the liar, but the victims of the lie who are to blame?
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eh i dont agree with this. its both parties fault and it started decades ago. this is just finger pointing... the blame can be scattered across the board.

its reagonomics, anyone who supported the trickle down effect, clinton giving houses away like halloween candy, and a shrinking middle class. add in 2 wars, low presidential ratings, a tightening, big brother style government, exploding gas prices and medical costs, college tuition increasing at an alarming rate (inflating more than ANYTHING else), and increasing cost of living and you have the potential for a cluster**** of economic problems. im pretty sure both parties are to blame for this.

there is one thing to blame this on: greed.

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Government as a whole yes. I do believe thought that some of the liberal heads were mostly to blame. I have found that is pretty accurate. At least that what I've been researching from the libertarian, in the middle of the road, talk radio shows I've have been listening to.
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