Today I was listening to Lou Dobbs and I usually have to grind my teeth when he speaks and try to get past my perception that this man is completely inflexible and has only two topics to discuss: The Immigrants (only Mexicans/South Americans) and Border Security (which is tied to the first one).
But he did make a comment today that actually took less than one minute but because it is such a departure from the only topic he discusses, it seemed to resonate.
His Statement was that neither the Republicans, nor the Democrats are talking about the issues that matter, such as the economy, the jobs, the manufacturing, the educational system, the energy crisis, etc.
Then, he went on to his mantra of Hispanics and illegal immigration.
Campbell Brown announced a segment on the Republicans playing the victim because they allowed Obama to use that old phrase: "if you put lipstick on a pig, it is still a pig".
As you may have heard, they immediately called foul and stated that the comment was directed to their lovely vice-presidential candidate.
So, Campbell Brown is going to get tough from what her little promo stated, However, Lou Dobbs did not wait a second to request that she ask them about illegal immigration, to which she replied: "we have different priorities".
So, do you feel that the conversation that started about our economy has been derailed by complete nonsense?
Do you think that the Mainstream Media is doing a horrible job perpetuating tabloid non-news and not focusing on the issues with research to back up their claims?
Are they afraid? Are their hands tied because they are owned by large corporations with their own agendas?
I think (at least for me) that it is very difficult to find the meat and potatoes of journalistic integrity on the internet and would be wonderful if we could just turn of the television and actually trust a news entitity to tell it like it is.
Based on what you know so far, whom would you vote for if the election was held today?, take our poll on the right handside and let's see what we all think.