Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Can we have honest debate?

Another good Andrew Klavan podcast today, in my opinion.

As he focuses on the upcoming national holiday, Andrew wonders aloud if we have created a generation of Americans who do not appreciate America. That was part of his focus in his opening monolog.

He has much to say about the media living in a sealed environment sequestered among people who agree with them.

Of course, he mentions the CNN debacle in which three reporters have been fired for fake news. Project Veritas adds to CNN's woes by using a hidden camera to interview a supervising producer, who admits that all the Russian collusion stories are bulls##t! I wonder how long that guy will remain at CNN!

Programs like Hannity on Fox and Rachel Maddow on MSNBC are not the shows that bother Klavan, because each is honest about where they are coming from: Hannity from the right, and Maddow from the left. President Trump points out that the dishonest ones are the ones who pretend to be objective but produce fake story after fake story (ABC, NBC, CBS, New York Times, and Washington Post).

Andrew makes the point that if we do have an honest debate, then we are more likely to be able to compromise. He believes our present divisive climate started with the Roe v. Wade decision, in which a 5-4 Supreme Court decision pretended to find constitutionality of abortion. None of us had a chance to debate the issue. It just became the law of the land.

That same thing is happening now with Bernie Sanders and Al Franken painting the opposition as wanting people to die.

So, how can we come together? The media constantly slants the news, so that there are two opinions, the Left, and Hate!

Andrew ends by talking about Athens, Sparta, the Persians, World War II, and freedom.

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