While perusing the headlines today to see if anything was worth writing about or rebutting, I found so many half-truths, misleading information, and flawed arguments that I'm simply so buried in all the BS.
A CNN opinion piece invoked the Holocaust when arguing that use of the term "illegal immigrant" is racist. The author, who prefers "unauthorized migrants" even (ironically) claimed that a Fox News contributor was guilty of engineering words for political reasons.
A CNN/Forbes article listed 5 myths of the great financial meltdown. Myth #1 is "the government should have done nothing" and Myth #5 is "it's the government's fault" to give you a sense of where they are coming from.
The Los Angeles Times gleefully reported on Mitt Romney's "evolving statements" on the Obamacare tax versus penalty issue, but willfully ignored that President Obama spent a year telling us it was a penalty, not a tax, before the Supreme Court decided otherwise last Thursday. You'd think he would be criticized for that. Think again.
An opinion also published in the LA Times blamed racism for the negative impressions people have of Rihanna-beating Chris Brown. How come Glen Campbell, who allegedly beat a woman 25 years ago, has a better reputation Brown? LA Times answer: cuz he's white and Brown his black. Certainly doesn't have anything to do with the quarter century that elapsed.
Back to CNN, another opinion piece urged people to fight back against restrictive voting laws. Restrictive voting laws mean laws that make sure you are eligible to vote. You'd think that would be a good thing, but not when you're a Democrat trying to get a 115% turnout, apparently.
A Ventura County Star columnist wrote that Obamacare is a necessary first step in improving the United States healthcare, since--according to the author--it's fallen behind many other industrialized countries in that area. The problem is that he relies on a WHO ranking of healthcare systems that goes out of its way to penalize free market countries. Does anyone believe that there are 36 other countries that have better quality healthcare than we do? That columnist does.
This just scratches the surface. With all the half-truths, flawed studies, illogical conclusions out there, with more being added every day, it makes me wonder if there's any point to addressing any of them. Perhaps rather than showing where they are wrong in the present, it would be more effective to catalog who defended which policies and let history record their errors for posterity so their mistakes are not duplicated.