One of the most critical assets of good journalism is gathering and analyzing facts. Research, not just opinion, should go into any good article. Mr. Jones, has failed to do any such thing.
The Taxpayers' March on Washington was a peaceful gathering of a massive amount of people to protest the radical growing power of our government. Don't believe me? Mr. Jones was there. And I observed. Yes, that's my opinion. But this is a free country still. I still have the freedom to say what I want. There are a few things that Jones doesn't seem to grasp.
First of all, who in the heck besides Jones and other liberals care about how many white people were there? There could have been green and purple people there, but it wouldn't have changed the fact that they were American citizens like you and me. Sure, you say they're racists. But who reported the statistcs on the color of their skin? You did.
More people would know about the tea party, but all of the liberal networks refused to cover it.* Why is that? Heaven forbid that they should be afraid of the truth. Jones assumed that the March was instigated by people such as Glenn Beck and and Fox News. True, we do respect them and they helped a huge deal, but neither are they the faces of the conservative movment. The people you saw were there of their own free will. They were protesting not just Obama but the government, taxes, czar jobs, etc. Another point that Jones probably misunderstand is freedom. If he understood it, he wouldn't put out such blatant--and yes, lousy--lies. Examine, investigate, and research, like a journalist is supposed to do, and you will find evidence. Anyone can make things up out of thin air. But does that make it true? A little truth would do you good. Because all you need to do, Mr. Jones, is look at the facts, not the polls or the media, for answers, and you will see the truth. And sometimes the truth hurts, but so does the death of freedom.
If you care about freedom, that is. Without it, you won't even have the right to lie.
* [Editor's Note: See "Rival Networks Fire Back Over Fox News Rally Ad," September 18, The Associated Press. "Fox's taunt drew immediate reaction from the other networks, all of whom quickly offered up descriptions, transcripts of news reports and video proof of their rally coverage. Some denounced Fox for falsehoods."]
Reedley , CA
Sep 20 2009 - 5:50pm