I thought about occasionally expanding the scope of this blog. Today I want to try something a little different. When it comes to political discourse today there are two things that really bother me. One of those is biased media reporting. But, since all reporting is biased, I fault people who only use one source for their news are potentially missing critical information or are being subtly influenced by a particular single bias.
The other thing that bothers me is the lack of real dialogue on the important issues of our day. I had started a blog on that as well but it was too time consuming to keep doing both blogs. So, here is an example of where both of the main parties are going for sound bites and emotional impact rather than real dialogue. The first picture below is from the home page of the Democratic National Committee web site. In my opinion it is designed to be clever and emotional and to get more donations to the DNC. The second picture below is from the Republican National Committee web site. It is about a video designed to be entertaining while poking at the Democrats. This is to rally the troops; but, in both of these examples, the real dialogue gets lost. Each side just gets that much angrier with the other.
From the home page of the Republican National Committee web site
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