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Need info! Friend says,"If news is not in the Main Stream News, it didn't happen"!
Vanity | 2010/07/19 | KTW

Posted on 07/19/2010 5:40:53 PM PDT by ktw

I have a friend at work, that says the following. "If the news is not in the newspaper, or the Main news channels, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC. Then it didn't happen!


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: mainstreamnews; weakstreammedia
Should I ignore this guy! or Is he just crazy! Need info, on how to handle this guy!
1 posted on 07/19/2010 5:40:55 PM PDT by ktw
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To: ktw

I would just pity him for his narrow mindedness.


2 posted on 07/19/2010 5:41:55 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Get a new friend. If he is that stupid, you are wasting time and energy trying to convince him otherwise.


3 posted on 07/19/2010 5:43:24 PM PDT by Ronin
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To: ktw
There's a measure of truth in what he says, unfortunately.

The MSM still has a disproportionate say in setting the context for any issue. Although things are slowly changing.

4 posted on 07/19/2010 5:43:29 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: ktw
Kick him in the balls and ask him if that just happened.
5 posted on 07/19/2010 5:43:41 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: ktw

Wisdom and Discernment value these highest among your friends and they will be a blessing to you. Your friend has neither and it is too late for him to gain either.


6 posted on 07/19/2010 5:44:38 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: ktw
Your friend is a moron.
That said you can run rings around him by quoting stories that are not in the MSM yet but can't be ignored forever. You can say you heard it here first.
7 posted on 07/19/2010 5:45:41 PM PDT by AU72
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To: ktw

Ask him if Clinton slept with Lewinski....

That story broke in the Nat’l Enquirer and on Drudge


8 posted on 07/19/2010 5:46:51 PM PDT by spacejunkie01
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To: ktw

Your friend is mentally handicapped/retarded.Sorry to break the news to you about your bud and you may also be so if you believe him.


9 posted on 07/19/2010 5:48:00 PM PDT by taxtruth (Something really stinks In The Federal Government/Mafia and I think it's BO!)
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To: ktw

No doubt his birth was not reported in the MSM, ergo he does not exist. You can just ignore him.


10 posted on 07/19/2010 5:48:13 PM PDT by Be Free (Liberalism is a disease.)
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To: AU72

“The truth will out.” - Wm Shakespeare
Merchant of Venice, Act 2 Scene 2


11 posted on 07/19/2010 5:49:14 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: ktw

“If the news is not in the newspaper, or the Main news channels, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC. Then it didn’t happen!


Too much of the public your friend is correct....

You sure don’t post much do you?


12 posted on 07/19/2010 5:51:58 PM PDT by deport
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To: shalom aleichem

““The truth will out.” - Wm Shakespeare”

Yes, but the lies can cause many, many problems in the meantime, and may alter the course of history.


13 posted on 07/19/2010 5:53:10 PM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: ktw

Remind him where a blue dress connected with a sitting President started from.


14 posted on 07/19/2010 5:53:37 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: ktw

If K-K-Katie Colon said that “two plus two equals five” and held up five talons, he would try to convince you of the `fact.’
Your friend is what Orwell would call an orthodox “good thinker”—a liberal male ewe who laps up lefty cant. He is the backbone of the modern Democratic party.
But he’s no worse than some here.


15 posted on 07/19/2010 5:53:37 PM PDT by tumblindice (So the doctor slapped Hillary and she decided, then and there, "No more screaming brats!")
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16 posted on 07/19/2010 5:54:04 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discover" Sarah Palin)
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To: ktw
Do a Rush on him.

Illustrate absurdity by being absurd.

My favorite one was when Rush was reading from the NYT about what a peaceful death Terry Schiavo was having, because being starved almost led to “euphoria”. He then built, using that premise, a logical argument on how we are destroying Africa by giving them aid, and thereby preventing their “euphoria” from starvation.

Of course it was crazy, but it was a classic Rush treatment. So find an issue that has been ignored by the MSM that your friend believes in and build an illogical case.

I've done it, I guarantee if you do it will you will make this guy berserk.

I've done it, it makes libs nuts.

17 posted on 07/19/2010 5:54:48 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: ktw
Need info! Friend says,"If news is not in the Main Stream News, it didn't happen"!

Inform him that his birth was not announced in the MSM, therefore he doesn't exist!

18 posted on 07/19/2010 5:54:51 PM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: ktw

Point him to stories NOT being covered. Like voter intimidation by the Black Panthers. Or the Union thug who beat up the Black Tea Party fellow.


19 posted on 07/19/2010 5:55:03 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: spacejunkie01

He also has said, “Clinton was NOT impeached”!
I said, he was. But was acquitted!

Yea, he is a person that has blinders on.

From Wikipedia.

Bill Clinton, President of the United States, was impeached by the House of Representatives on December 19, 1998, and acquitted by the Senate on February 12, 1999. The charges, perjury, obstruction of justice, and malfeasance in office, arose from the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the Paula Jones lawsuit. The trial proceedings were largely partisan, with no Democratic Senators voting for conviction and only five Democratic Representatives voting to impeach. In all, 55 senators voted not guilty, and 45 voted guilty on the perjury charge. The Senate also acquitted on the charge of obstruction, with 50 votes cast as not guilty, and 50 votes as guilty.[1] It was only the second impeachment of a President in American history, following the impeachment of Andrew Johnson in 1868.

I brought this into work last month! He said that Wikipedia is wrong. Also, he doesn’t look at ANY internet news and totally ignores any news that is on the NET! What a loser he is!

Guess I will just ignore what he says, from now on! Just sad! People like him, is why we are in trouble today!

Thanks for everyone’s input!


20 posted on 07/19/2010 5:55:16 PM PDT by ktw (kakatte koi)
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To: ktw
I have a friend...

Be more selective...

21 posted on 07/19/2010 5:56:20 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.)
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To: ktw

... I have a friend at work, that says the following. “If the news is not in the newspaper, or the Main news channels, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC. Then it didn’t happen! ....

Take him to the nearest detox center in your area then ignore him completely, since he is unable to process events logically, and must rely on someone to draw conclusions for his self. He is perfect Primal Slave material, waiting to be molded by the slave master hands into a useful slave.
PS: Can he read?


22 posted on 07/19/2010 6:03:07 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: ktw

Your argument never happened. It wasn’t in the main stream news.


23 posted on 07/19/2010 6:05:00 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: ktw
Why have a pompous ignorant friend?
24 posted on 07/19/2010 6:06:10 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Vision

I have to work with him just about every day! Sigh!


25 posted on 07/19/2010 6:07:56 PM PDT by ktw (kakatte koi)
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To: ktw

The viewership of those channels you listed has been in a death spiral. I guess at some point in the not too distant future, 90% or more won’t know anything about the news because they don’t watch those channels.


26 posted on 07/19/2010 6:20:01 PM PDT by randita (Visit keyhouseraces.com for a list of vulnerable DEM and must hold GOP House seats.)
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To: ktw

Your friend should apply for the newly open position with the USDA in Georgia since he might meet the intelligence requirement.


27 posted on 07/19/2010 6:23:31 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Walkingfeather
Kick him in the balls and ask him if that just happened.

Ding, ding ding!

And we now have winner and a Freeper who is in the running for the most succinct, hilarious, post of the month--if not the year!

Thanks for the eye watering, belly laugh as I needed it!

Just glad I didn't have a mouthful of whatever, or I would be cleaning my keyboard and monitor for the next hour!

28 posted on 07/19/2010 6:28:46 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: King Moonracer

What’s with having friends who are liberals?


29 posted on 07/19/2010 6:28:46 PM PDT by hal ogen
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To: ktw
Hope these help

I refuse to consult journalists who say, "there is no truth."

30 posted on 07/19/2010 6:34:24 PM PDT by conservativeimage.com (We are done electing disappointing compromisers.)
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To: hal ogen

It’s hard. As soon as they find out you haven’t drank the Kool Aid, its like Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the pointing and screaming. Liberals are filled with hatred, completely channeled towards conservatives. Sad.


31 posted on 07/19/2010 6:37:39 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: ktw
John Edwards and OJ Simpson-National Inquirer

Blue dress stain Drudge Report

CBS fraud letter regarding Bush military service, FR and pajama reporter

So many thing about the US hhave been reported in England and other countries but not the US media, I lost track

32 posted on 07/19/2010 6:40:52 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: ktw

Feed him a daily dose of “News That Didn’t Happen Today”


33 posted on 07/19/2010 6:58:28 PM PDT by BufordP (Once a Marine - always a Marine ... Until Jack Murtha.)
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To: ktw

Inform him that his own reality, and that of his family and property, are subject to the same rule. Inform him that you are seeking professioanl help so that you will no longer sense the presence of unreported (and therefore non-existent) people, and that until you are cured, you will just have to ignore him— unless he can prove his existence with a report on it from a qualified news source.


34 posted on 07/19/2010 7:00:49 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Palin/Undecided 2012...make that Palin/Whoever She Picks...)
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To: ktw

Find another friend. Go back to the German people in 1932. They were like your friend.


35 posted on 07/19/2010 7:05:21 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: ktw
I have to work with him just about every day! Sigh!

Keep your ears open for things he says that aren't in the news. Quickly pop off "That never happened!" A couple of weeks of that should have him treating you with a little more respect.

36 posted on 07/19/2010 8:04:56 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: ktw

So your co-worker is an idiot. You really can’t fix stupid.


37 posted on 07/19/2010 9:08:09 PM PDT by CodeToad ("Idiocracy" is not just a movie.)
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