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Chris Collum 10/08/12 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by crackedthesky (Post 113960772)
How is it irresponsible, amateur, and sensationalist to report what someone said verbatim on video in front of the entire country?

This x1000000000000

crackedthesky 10/08/12 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Simulcast (Post 113960912)
Probably because it wasn't "verbatim".



Stopping the subsidy to PBS does not equal Romney shutting it down, or us losing Radiohead videos.

And for the record, I think it was a stupid thing for Romney to say. Most of what he says is stupid.


Nobody in the thread said he would shut it down. The only term used in that chain of comments was "cut."

crackedthesky 10/08/12 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Simulcast (Post 113961132)
Replace shutting down with "cutting", then. I will edit my post to reflect this. Point still stands.


Ending subsidies = cutting. Your point's still wrong.

Edit: actually it doesn't, ignore this post.

In any case, Romney wants to eliminate government support for PBS, so saying PBS may not exist after that isn't "irresponsible" since as I understand it that's how PBS continues to operate.

I also object to call this "irresponsible" but turn around and act like cutting subsidies to PBS will have any effect at all on the 5 trillion the kid I quoted is so upset about.

crackedthesky 10/08/12 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Simulcast (Post 113961352)
Actually, the point of the post was that Jason didn't report what Romney said "verbatim" in a video as you implied, unless the meaning of the word has changed. That remains unchanged regardless of the argument over cutting, shutting down.


Jason didn't "report" at all so maybe you should take your semantic nitpicking to the guy who used that term in the first place :shrug:

Edit: My foot must taste great today. I was on mobile and this whole thing showed up as a forum post, not a news article, which is also why when that kid said "this reporting" I thought he meant the general discussion of Romney's comments in news media. My bad.

Chris Collum 10/08/12 11:42 AM

Semantics arguments aside, Romney's still a dumb fuck and NPR and PBS and Radiohead are still awesome.

Jason Tate 10/08/12 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Simulcast (Post 113961352)
Actually, the point of the post was that Jason didn't report what Romney said "verbatim" in a video as you implied, unless the meaning of the word has changed. That remains unchanged regardless of the argument over cutting, shutting down.

You know my post was a joke ... right? A play on the whole "killing Big Bird" thing. And stopping the subsidy would, most likely, effectively, kill the program.

Anyway, PBS' .012% of the federal budget should stay.

loveisdead 10/08/12 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by knash9 (Post 113960392)
This could be fun.

Politics on here outside our General Thread are generally a miserable endeavor.

Kiana 10/08/12 12:06 PM

Awesome. I love when they air these episodes.

/non political comment

dallad00003 10/08/12 12:10 PM

does anyone know the post rock style intro song.

billcom6 10/08/12 12:18 PM

PBS only gets like 15% of its money from the federal government to begin with. So even if that gets cut it's not like PBS will suddenly disappear from the face of the Earth.

P.S. - Radiohead sucks.

Journey408 10/08/12 12:28 PM

well in that case, guess i should vote for romney.....

Kiana 10/08/12 12:32 PM

Random semi-related stupid question: how long does it usually take to vote when you go down to the polls? Are there polls all over? Are the lines crazy? My sheltered Oregonian mind has always been curious.

bobsheiskawy 10/08/12 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by crackedthesky (Post 113960772)
How is it irresponsible, amateur, and sensationalist to report what someone said verbatim on video in front of the entire country?

because it's not what he believes. the romney campaign doesn't deal in facts.

contra11mundum 10/08/12 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Jason Tate (Post 113959552)
His economic successes have been relatively strong considering what he was handed. Thanks for "reminding" me that I run a music blog ... for a second here, I almost forgot.


http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7s6crejtn1qiq5w9.gif

Jason Tate 10/08/12 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by contra11mundum (Post 113965782)


A funny gif doesn't change facts.