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Old 08-20-2010, 08:12 AM
 
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I just listened to a discussion re: current political issues on Charlotte Talks (90.7 WFAE) and this is the first time in years I can remember a true liberal/conservative discussion comparing REAL political ideology. No wackos screaming, no single-issue ideologues clueless to real politics - these are the politicical discussions we need to embrace and nuture.

I truly believe that there are more similarities in our politcal bases than there are differences, but we are so splintered in this country that we never listen to the other side. Wake Up, America. Fox Noise and BSNBC are in this game for ratings, not national growth.

Bravo, WFAE - it is so refreshing to hear real political discourse in this country.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:26 AM
 
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CNN, FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC/CNBC/MSNBC have become so derelict in their reporting that I have basically stopped watching them all. I started to suspect they had tossed out journalism in favor of corporate interests in their reporting leading up to the Iraq war. The month long constant coverage of Michael Jackson's death, over anything else in the world as if it where equivalent to the 2nd coming of Christ, was the last straw. All of these networks are owned by much larger entities who have vested interests in only reporting from certain viewpoints. General Electric, the biggest defense contractor in the world and huge beneficary of TARP payments for GE Credit has sent down orders to NBC and their by products that they should not be negative on Obama's policies. (which they benefit greatly from)

About the only place left to hear some real news is either on a public station or on some of the more obscure channels such as FSTV & LINK. (only on satellite in Charlotte) Of course there is also the internet which has changed everything. I agree about WFAE being a very nice resource.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:45 AM
 
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Not to mention Newscorp (Fox News parent company) donating $1 million to the republican governor's association.

If you watch news, it's easy to tell which way the network swings. I enjoy WFAE as well, but I honestly don't care for Charlotte Talks. The host gets on my nerves.
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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Mike Collins is a treasure!
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