Special Comment: On waterboarding and tortureI found this on Bpaul's blog. I had to post it. Only 50,000 views, and that's not enough. I forget sometimes that there are people in the media that care enough to get angry and put that into words.
I don't get it. Well I get the Olberman rant, sometimes his rants are pretty good. Anyone who doesn't believe waterboarding is torture needs his head examined. Are you upset that Comcast moved MSNBC? Is that actually a right wing conspiracy? I really don't get the problem with that. MSNBC wouldn't be the only channel upset that Comcast doesn't have them in a low enough channel.
My issue was not with MSNBC or what tier it moved to. I just felt like I found somebody speaking the truth about the Neocons and torture and I wanted that to be heard.
I actually do think it's B.S. that MSNBC went to the paid-only side of the service. Seems minor, but it does remove that station from thousands, perhaps tens or hundreds of thousands of homes. It makes the lowest tier cable free from any progressive voice in news. On purpose? Hell I don't know. At the least it's a club-footed move and wasn't thought out well. More importantly -- it's just crazy we as citizens have to make some kind of movement, some kind of noise, to get our effed up government to stop torturing people. We have to become activists against torture. That's seriously effed up.
Like -- we have to watch as the new Attorney General is put into power who equivocated on this subject. Correct answer?Do you think waterboarding is torture sir?YesWill you stop it's use by agents of our government?YesBoom... approved. gah
Then I agree with you 100% Shocho.Bpaul, I read the link from Shocho to your blog, I know your upset with Comcast. As a right-wing crazy let me tell you that the progressive view is echoed on the evening news which is available on the lowest channels and on CNN, also available pretty low. I have DirecTV and MSNBC and Fox News are about two channels apart.
Thank you Sir, that's good to know. Civil discourse... I'm unaccustomed to this, I'm getting dizzy. Well met. B
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