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    Things stupid journalists do

    This bunch from CNBC (Karen Glichrist:

    China gets top score as citizens rank their governments’ response to the coronavirus outbreak
    • The majority of citizens are unhappy with their leaders’ response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report.
    • China and Vietnam had the highest rated leadership in a list led by Eastern countries.
    • Just seven out of 23 countries would give their leaders a score of more than 50% across key metrics including politics and business.
    Remarkably, more Chinese believe their country will emerge stronger after the pandemic than do Americans.

    • “Weakness is refusing to take responsibility for your own actions, weakness is pointing your finger at someone else in a time of crisis." — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, blaming Trump.
    • "We hold these truths to be self evident. All men and women created by the, you know, you know, the thing." —Joe Biden, explaining the Creator.
    • "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." —Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.
    • “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.
    • "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.

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    I wouldn't put much stock on Chinese survey results. Every single person in China has grown up in a society that rewards snitching to the authorities and where every communication can, and often is, monitored or recorded. They even issue what amounts to a report card on citizens which is scored both with legal issues, school performance, job performance and other 'official' information but also with 'unofficial' information garnered from friends, neighbors, coworkers, etc.

    You don't shake off concealing your true feelings just because a stranger assures you that everything is confidential.
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    China is almost there, when they can have open elections and 65% will freely vote to keep the status quo.

    They bred the dissenters out.
    "What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer."

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    Time will tell.

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    Long ago I read an article about our notion of free speech and independent thought in a totalitarian culture. It doesn't exist. Suppression has been internalized to a degree we have a hard time understanding. (It's been so long since I read this that I have to be careful about revising it as I recall it.) In certain areas, and leadership/authority certainly, "questioning authority" doesn't compute, so to say. The nearly unbroken uniformity of thought becomes an unspoken, if not unconscious, enforcer of conformity.

    Which these days makes me think of reporters and their profession itself as a whole.
    • “Weakness is refusing to take responsibility for your own actions, weakness is pointing your finger at someone else in a time of crisis." — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, blaming Trump.
    • "We hold these truths to be self evident. All men and women created by the, you know, you know, the thing." —Joe Biden, explaining the Creator.
    • "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." —Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.
    • “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.
    • "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman View Post
    Long ago I read an article about our notion of free speech and independent thought in a totalitarian culture. It doesn't exist. Suppression has been internalized to a degree we have a hard time understanding. (It's been so long since I read this that I have to be careful about revising it as I recall it.) In certain areas, and leadership/authority certainly, "questioning authority" doesn't compute, so to say. The nearly unbroken uniformity of thought becomes an unspoken, if not unconscious, enforcer of conformity.

    Which these days makes me think of reporters and their profession itself as a whole.
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