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Thu Sep 13, 2018, 05:31 PM

38. This reminds me of a great point that I think Rachel Maddow made, when she was first

starting to gain media prominence.

Her comment about this was about the folly of "both sides!both sides!"/"but in fairness..."/fair and "balanced!" attempt to present opposing views to prove you're not partisan, yourself. Sometimes there is NO opposing view. Sometimes there's NO REASON to acknowledge a different opinion. And she gave the example of a report from, say, NASA or something, in which we must include a representative from the Flat Earth Society to give equal time to all arguments. NO!!! There's no reason in all of Heaven to bring in somebody from the fucking Flat Earth Society to dispute something from recognized space science!

I've always appreciated that particular metaphor. It does get the point across. Alex Jones comes to mind...

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