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Fri Jun 9, 2017, 06:49 PM

A Modest Proposal

How about we stop using the phrase "main stream media" and call it what it is--the media? Especially now, with Fox viewership dramatically down and Breitbart losing sponsors, why don't we differentiate the "fringe media" from the media?

IOW, how come *normal* news outlets are labeled as if they are not the norm?

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cyclonefence Jun 2017 OP
marylandblue Jun 2017 #1
Squinch Jun 2017 #2
longship Jun 2017 #3
H2O Man Jun 2017 #4

Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 07:24 PM

1. Because what you read on sites like Slate and Vox

is very different from what you see on CNN.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 07:40 PM

2. That's an excellent point.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 08:10 PM

3. The original "A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift

First, the Wiki: A Modest Proposal

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A Modest Proposal For preventing the Children of Poor People From being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and For making them Beneficial to the Publick,[1] commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocked heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as British policy toward the Irish in general.
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Swift was one of the greatest satirists in history. I recommend a click through to the Wiki, and reading his original.

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Response to longship (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 08:24 PM

4. !!

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