Posted by: Don
Posted: 16th Jun 2010
DD says: Oh golly, I havn't read all the posts, but it's not just the media. I mean, I have friends who instead of using their own brains, just regurgitate exactly what their parents tell them to say. It's...
Well I know this is a bit off the original point, but you are correct DD. I am 65 years of age, but I STILL have friends and family that blindly follow what their parents voted for all of their lives. This is in spite of the fact that the political parties have evolved and changed a great deal in the past 50 years.
No longer is the Labour party the voice of the "worker" or the Liberal party the voice of the "boss'".
They both do their their job to the best of their ability, its whether they have enough ability, and ideas and policy to do the job better or worse than the opposition. Then there is the Ministers, and how competant they are in carrying out those ideas and policy.
Everybody should make up their own minds by looking at the facts and track record of each of the partys'.
Which brings me back to my original point, why cant we get unbiased reporting. If a commentator has strong political views, then let them tell us, openly, so that we can decide just how much those views colour their reporting.
But I guess that is just like wanting polititions to tell the truth.
It aint gonna happen. Reply