I agree. From another thread, slightly corrected:
I wish people wouldnt boo or cheer at these things. Let the answers come, and let viewers sit there and think for themselves.
We are right on so many issues, but those we hope to sway back off at such displays from the audience—while the curious viewer should be thinking about what the candidate says, and should be thinking about that without the emotion, he’s suddenly blasted with boos and instinctively backs off.
Most people don’t hate gays—they just want them to leave the rest of us alone. So when a serving soldier in Iraq asks this question, to suddenly hear boos from the crowd has the potential to make a wavering viewer back off just when the candidates gave good responses that reasonable people can agree with.
No, Im not talking about preventing freedom of expression. Im just recalling how when I wasnt as conservative as I am now, listening to the answers at presidential debates given by Reagan, for example, and then later hearing the MSM flip out over certain things, Id think Thats not how I received that answer.
The cheering and such makes it so much more like a lib emotion-charged event, instead of an opportunity to hear responses. And I dont care if someones gay or whatever, if theyre a soldier they deserve to say what they have to say, even if its stupid.
The Democratic party of John F. Kennedy (before the commies took control) had to deal with this kind of thing in the 60s when some Strom Thurmond Dixiecrat goons stood up and went wacko with a cheer or a boo from time to time. It wasnt always cut and dry blatent or intended to be an intentional symbol of hatred, but it looks terrible on television.
the only difference is that the media was not against the Dems in those days. they are against us
I agree. Your exactly right about the not allowing viewers to hear answers and make up their own minds.
Your right. I don’t have that kind of hate in me. I just don’t want certain things thrown in my face.
but I don’t care who it is. If they are going to die for this Country, the very least they deseerve is a little respect. The booing of an Army member in Afganistan turned my stomach.
You keep on saying how you do not care if a soldier is openly homosexual in order to put down others who do very well care.
So if a soldier is openly making it known that he sex with animals are you also alright with that?
Or if a soldier openly admits that he is a pedophile? Do you still not care?
This soldier got booed for being a pervert and deserved such. He should not be serving this nation if he is a pervert so he deserves no additional respect for doing so.
In this case, it would be like a cop standing up and defending unions. I'd boo him---not because he's a cop but because he's supporting union thugs, whatever his other good qualities.