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Biden: ‘Journalists Can Tell People the Truth’ or ‘Tell People What is Not the Truth’
Cybercast News Service ^ | May 2, 2014 - 3:15 PM | Penny Starr

Posted on 05/03/2014 11:33:18 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Vice President Joe Biden told people at a conference on Friday that freedom of the press includes allowing journalists to “tell people the truth, and even tell people what is not the truth.”

Biden was the featured speaker on Friday at the Motion Picture Association of America, a lobbying group headed by former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), which held its second annual Creativity Conference at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. […]

“Of course, each society is different and some are fundamentally different,” said Biden. “But there’s certain common ingredients that make up success: Basic liberties so citizens can think and speak freely and journalists can tell people the truth, and even tell people what is not the truth.” …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; biden; freedomofthepress; mpaa

1 posted on 05/03/2014 11:33:18 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Joe Biden discovers at a late stage of his life that there are two kinds of people in this world: those who belong to an arbitrarily chosen set, and those who belong to its complement.

The rest of us learned that or had figured it out by third grade.

2 posted on 05/03/2014 11:41:47 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Olog-hai

When they’re out of power, left-wingers will tell you all about how “there is no such thing as ‘the truth’” and “truth is an arbitrary construct.”

When they’re in power, all of a sudden it’s “we’ll tell you what the truth is.”


3 posted on 05/03/2014 11:52:33 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Olog-hai
Taking money from lobbyists Joe? Of course you'll praise them, so they won't tell
the truth about you and your lover Obama. Yes, that was an insult.
4 posted on 05/03/2014 11:55:04 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Olog-hai

Biden epitomizes the horrible idea this society has that freedom includes license to do wrong (tell an untruth).

Conservative understanding knows that one may have the power to tell an untruth, but not the right to do so.

What a world the leftist idiots live in.


5 posted on 05/04/2014 12:27:47 AM PDT by amihow
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To: Olog-hai

joe biden, obama’s impeachment insurance.


6 posted on 05/04/2014 12:42:56 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: Steely Tom

Exactly why the Left’s “authority” is dangerous — something to be eradicated.


7 posted on 05/04/2014 12:44:09 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Olog-hai

If I had a degree in journalism I wouldn’t admit it. I’d rather people thought I had a degree in gender studies.


8 posted on 05/04/2014 1:00:01 AM PDT by Octar
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To: Olog-hai

It’s not the lies they tell, it’s the truth they hide.


9 posted on 05/04/2014 1:58:15 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

It is both the lies they tell AND the truth they hide. As needed.


11 posted on 05/04/2014 3:31:25 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Olog-hai
People have the right to express their opinions. Their opinions, to the extent that they disagree with mine, appear to me to be wrong. So if the first statement is meaningful, it follows that people have the right to express opinions which I think are wrong.

Journalists are people. Therefore, journalists have the right to express opinions which I believe to be incorrect. They can do that by omitting information I consider highly germane, or they can do it with what I consider faulty logic. In extreme cases, however, they can run afoul of libel laws.

12 posted on 05/04/2014 3:57:26 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: FredZarguna
Joe Biden discovers at a late stage of his life that there are two kinds of people in this world: those who belong to an arbitrarily chosen set, and those who belong to its complement.

The Venn Biden diagram.

13 posted on 05/04/2014 4:26:35 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: amihow
Conservative understanding knows that one may have the power to tell an untruth, but not the right to do so.

I would not state it this way because you most certainly have the RIGHT to lie outside of an oath. However, what you also have is the RESPONSIBILITY of that lie's consequences and this is where democrats are such blatant unaccountable pricks...of course only for their own which includes the MSM.

Compare it to Donald Sterling's racism and then you'll see how hypocritical we've become as a society.

14 posted on 05/04/2014 4:54:02 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Eagles6

Lol, reminds me of the most interesting man in the world bit with obama..
he picked JB as his VP just to prove he didn’t need one.


15 posted on 05/04/2014 5:06:40 AM PDT by snappahead (if your gonna be dumb, you better be tough.)
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To: Olog-hai

Biden is proof that cream and other things rise to the top.


16 posted on 05/04/2014 5:11:10 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: amihow
Biden epitomizes the horrible idea this society has that freedom includes license to do wrong (tell an untruth). Conservative understanding knows that one may have the power to tell an untruth, but not the right to do so.

The root of this is a misunderstanding of the First Amendment, which is inculcated in our government-run schools. Freedom is conflated with license.

17 posted on 05/04/2014 5:16:05 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: sirchtruth
I would not state it this way because you most certainly have the RIGHT to lie outside of an oath. However, what you also have is the RESPONSIBILITY of that lie's consequences ...

The legal right, maybe. But not the absolute right.

Rights come from God. No one has the right to do evil. Ever.

Nevertheless, God gave us free will and the power to choose between good or evil.

It is morally possible, in law, to tolerate even great evils, like prostitution and the dissemination of Marxist ideas, if the evils resulting from criminalization exceed the evils of the crimes themselves. This calculation can vary by time and place, so it is a subject for the civil authorities to determine.

18 posted on 05/04/2014 5:32:56 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Olog-hai

Too bad the media didn’t tell the people the truth in 2007 and expose bummer as the liar he was and covered up his past history as an incompetent bastard.

I don’t think “Mr I’ve campaigned in all 57 states, but may have missed one or two” would have ever been elected in the first place.


19 posted on 05/04/2014 5:37:47 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: sirchtruth

With due respect, you are totally mistaken. Even the Constitution confers no RIGHT to lie. It can be argued that it recognizes the POWER to do so, taking the consequences.


20 posted on 05/04/2014 8:34:06 AM PDT by amihow
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To: Olog-hai

Anymore, Biden is kind of a side character, like “Johnny” in the movie Airplane!

“This? Why, I can make a hat or a brooch or a pterodactyl...”

“Auntie Em, Uncle Henry, Toto! It’s a twister! It’s a twister!”

“The tower, the tower! Rapunzel, Rapunzel!”


21 posted on 05/04/2014 10:47:18 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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