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Forums » Politics & Society » Government & Elections » AARP's "EARNEDASAY.ORG" adds to the confusion!
AARP's "EARNEDASAY.ORG" adds to the confusion!
posted at September 10, 2012 10:47 AM EDT
Re: AARP's "EARNEDASAY.ORG" adds to the confusion!
posted at September 10, 2012 11:22 AM EDT
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In Response to AARP's "EARNEDASAY.ORG" adds to the confusion!:
By giving equal space to both "pro" and "con" arguments with respect to each of the "15 options" presented on their "earnedasay.org web site, AARP is actually adding more smoke to this already smoke-filled room. This approach seems to be the one that too many of our "fair minded" media are taking as well. To presnt an extremely unrealistic idea as a "plan" and present just one pro and one con argument related to it helps us very little as we try to decide whom to support and why. But, this "equal space" approach is only part of the problem. The real problem is that the promised expose' on where our presidential candidates stand is totally absent! I mean if AARP can't find out what our candidates for President plan to do with regard to Social Security and Medicare and explain/explore it for us, whom can we trust to do this? Instead, we get one pro and one con argument without any reall in-depth reporting or exploration of the accuracy or legitimacy of the arguments presented. I feel totally let down by AARP's poor coverage of these important issues, and especially by the earnedasay.org web site which seems mostly to be just another opportunity for AARP to make money from advertisers.
Posted by rrhardy
I have to agree that the TRUTH is another casualty of the times...and it's gotten only worse because millions of dollars have been trying to buy our Govt from people like brothers Charles and David Koch who have relentlessly pushed for less government regulation and they have been charged with releasing tons of cancer-causing benzene into the atmosphere and have had five criminal convictions in the U.S. and Canada.
Whenever folks see a political ad or hear a politician speak,
Voters must be given the truth before they can make decisions that are in their own best interests and that of our country. That's why there has been a petition on SignOn.org to the Commission on Presidential Debates and the major TV networks, which says:
Have unbiased fact checkers at the presidential and vice presidential debates so that voters can base their decisions on facts rather than rhetoric