JohnFinch95

JohnFinch95

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12 years ago @ Big Journalism - Behind the Scenes Of t... · 1 reply · -3 points

Yes, and I wish they did. I just don't see the decision to censor themselves as a bias in favor of Islam because they only did it after hearing death threats aimed at their employees. Fear of something is not bias in its favor. If that was the case, why would they even air a show mocking Islam?

12 years ago @ Big Journalism - Behind the Scenes Of t... · 6 replies · -6 points

The decision to censor the episode displayed a lack of courage by CC, but its misguided to connect this to an anti-Christian bias by the left. Keep in mind that the point of the episode was to mock Islam for its extreme views, and Jon Stewart's report on this included acknowledgments of respect and gratitude for Christians and Jews (and every other religion besides Islam) for their ability to take criticism without resorting to threats and violence. Everyone can agree that the Islamic religion is wrong in failing to renounce such behavior. An arguably cowardly decision by CC shouldn't be confused with a favorable bias, as they clearly have just the opposite.

12 years ago @ Big Journalism - California Dreamin' --... · 0 replies · +2 points

I agree its tedious, just noting that the attack on O'Keefe aren't due to admiration for ACORN, they are against fabricated media attacks that cause real-world consequences.

12 years ago @ Big Journalism - California Dreamin' --... · 2 replies · 0 points

I know the only thing that matters is what they said, but the fact is that he was only saying those things to collect information that he gave to the police.

The voter fraud issue is separate from this, you don't attack voter fraud with fabricated prostitution claims. The point of the story being reported by the left is not to defend ACORN against voter fraud, its to point out the power the media has and the impact it can cause when practiced irresponsibly. Whether or not they committed voter fraud made no difference because their downfall was this "pimp" incident. It's a critique against irresponsible "journalism" more than a defense of ACORN, this could have been done to any non-profit organization with the same effect.

12 years ago @ Big Journalism - California Dreamin' --... · 16 replies · -17 points

The problem is that ACORN was destroyed publicly for supposedly helping a pimp/prostitute even though they weren't really trying to help them, they actually called the police on O'Keefe. That was released in the investigation report. And the entire point of adding the pimp costume to the video was to make it seem like he wore it into the office, why else would he film himself in it?

12 years ago @ Big Journalism - White House Jumps On t... · 0 replies · +1 points

It doesn't take any twisting to see that here, that's pretty "obvious"Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

12 years ago @ Big Journalism - White House Jumps On t... · 0 replies · -2 points

Well maybe it doesn't always, but we unfortunately have to listen to it. That much IS clear in the Constitution.

12 years ago @ Big Journalism - White House Jumps On t... · 4 replies · -7 points

I didn't wanna have to go here, but:
"Congress's power extends to those activities intrastate which so affect interstate commerce as to make regulation of them appropriate means to the attainment of a legitimate end…" - United States v. Darby (1941)

Can we get past the unconstitutional argument now and focus on finding the best policy? This issue has been settled for a long time, and if I don't know what I'm talking about, then I guess the Supreme Court doesn't either.

12 years ago @ Big Journalism - White House Jumps On t... · 0 replies · -6 points

That's not true. All of those programs clearly fall under the Commerce Clause and Congress's Taxing and Spending powers. It's reasonable to believe they should be left to the states, and Congress could do so if it wants, but those programs are not unconstitutional.

See Art. I, s8.

12 years ago @ Big Journalism - White House Jumps On t... · 8 replies · -7 points

I do not want the government to have unlimited power, and I do not think it's operating with unlimited power now. In fact, our government has done nothing beyond what is provided in the Constitution during this entire administration. There is nothing illegal (or offensive as far as I'm concerned) about offering an optional survey.