Skip to comments.Biden: ‘Journalists Can Tell People the Truth’ or ‘Tell People What is Not the Truth’
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 theres 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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The rest of us learned that or had figured it out by third grade.
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.”
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.
joe biden, obama’s impeachment insurance.
Exactly why the Left’s “authority” is dangerous — something to be eradicated.
If I had a degree in journalism I wouldn’t admit it. I’d rather people thought I had a degree in gender studies.
It’s not the lies they tell, it’s the truth they hide.
It is both the lies they tell AND the truth they hide. As needed.
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.
Venn Biden diagram.
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.
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.
Biden is proof that cream and other things rise to the top.
The root of this is a misunderstanding of the First Amendment, which is inculcated in our government-run schools. Freedom is conflated with license.
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.
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.
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.
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