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“Newsroom” star Emily Mortimer: Americans are dangerously uninformed
Salon ^ | 22 June 2012 | Willa Paskin

Posted on 06/25/2012 7:17:26 AM PDT by Rummyfan

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I can remember when Bush got in for the second time, just feeling like so much of the problem about the way that politics go here is that people are improperly informed. That they didn’t know that they had been lied to, or they didn’t understand exactly to what extent they had been, and they still thought that there were weapons of mass destruction. And that was just crazy to me that people could be so under-informed. I do think that there’s a difference in America to where I’m from. There’s so much wrong with England, but I think people are informed in general. I’m going to make a huge sweeping statement, but you just get the news much more [in England]. Listening to radio stations that play pop music all day and all night, the news will come on every two hours, foreign news too. It’s part of your daily routine, being informed about what’s going on in the world. Whether you like it or not, you can’t really escape it. I don’t think the same is true here, and television broadcast news especially seems to me to be a pretty dicey area. You can’t rely on getting the facts, or getting them presented in a way that is actually objective and makes sense and puts people in a position where they can make informed decisions about who to vote for.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aaronsorkin; emilymortimer; mortimer; newsroom; sorkin

1 posted on 06/25/2012 7:17:30 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

This show is another piece of crap from Aaron Sorkin. ‘nuff said.


2 posted on 06/25/2012 7:19:11 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: Rummyfan

>>Listening to radio stations that play pop music all day and all night, the news will come on every two hours, foreign news too.<<

Um, we get it at the top and bottom of every hour.


3 posted on 06/25/2012 7:19:39 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Rummyfan

So she isn’t happy that those same Americans voted for her hero, Obama?


4 posted on 06/25/2012 7:20:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Rummyfan

Emily should stick to doing what she does best, taking off her clothes on film. Her brain is gravely atrophied.


5 posted on 06/25/2012 7:23:09 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Rummyfan

Starts out with the tired old Bush is to blame BS. Not worth the 2 minutes it would take to read. Therefore not worth the $6.00 in nausea OTC meds required immediately after.


6 posted on 06/25/2012 7:23:23 AM PDT by albie
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To: Rummyfan

Another one that is uninformed beyond stupid.


7 posted on 06/25/2012 7:24:45 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Rummyfan

And that was just crazy to me that people could be so under-informed.

I felt the same way when da bro zee-rho was selected to be your president. And I have not been proven wrong. I just hope the crazy people stay home this time.


8 posted on 06/25/2012 7:25:02 AM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: Rummyfan

Americans are uniformed = Americans don’t agree with my Marxist world view


9 posted on 06/25/2012 7:25:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Rummyfan

Don’t know who this person is, but regardless of what she does or who she works for, if she believe that a majority of Americans are uninformed, she’s right.

If she thinks it’s the TEA party folks that are uninformed, she’s wrong - big time.


10 posted on 06/25/2012 7:26:00 AM PDT by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: Rummyfan

Yeah... I don’t know who you are. I don’t care who you are. I don’t consider your opinions of any value. You pretend to be other people for a living, and you learn to say lines other people have written. That doesn’t make you smart, it just makes you a parrot.


11 posted on 06/25/2012 7:27:26 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Rummyfan

It’s like this for these meat monkeys; the left votes the way it does because they are thoughtful and care about their fellow man. The right votes the way it does because they are mean and uninformed. The fact that leftist policies uniformly lead to pain, death and destruction just means the uninformed mean people are screwing things up for the thoughful caring leftists. You know, thoughtful caring people like Castro, and Kim Jeong Il or whoever is running the NoKo dump these days.

It’s always the fault of the realists, never the fault of the dreamers.


12 posted on 06/25/2012 7:27:26 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: Rummyfan
"You can’t rely on getting the facts, or getting them presented in a way that is actually objective and makes sense and puts people in a position where they can make informed decisions about who to vote for. "

Even a blind pig finds an acorn now and then. The response has been cable news and the Tea Party, not another Sorkin wordfest.
13 posted on 06/25/2012 7:28:44 AM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: Rummyfan

I guess she didn’t get the news that much of the information passed to the US about Iraq’s work on WMD came from England.


14 posted on 06/25/2012 7:28:43 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: Larry - Moe and Curly
Don’t know who this person is, but regardless of what she does or who she works for, if she believe that a majority of Americans are uninformed, she’s right. If she thinks it’s the TEA party folks that are uninformed, she’s wrong - big time.

She's an actress, it's the latter.

15 posted on 06/25/2012 7:29:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Rummyfan
people are improperly informed. That they didn’t know that they had been lied to,

Translation from "progressive speak":

"Improperly informed", "ignorant": They have not been exposed to the same propaganda that I was, or do not believe the propaganda.

"Lied to": They were given information which contradicts the propaganda that I believe in.

16 posted on 06/25/2012 7:29:54 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Rummyfan

“Dr. Thorne” re: Emily Mortimer: Americans are dangerously misinformed if they think that actors are anything but laughably dim-witted ego-monsters without a shred of political insight.


17 posted on 06/25/2012 7:31:23 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Don't vote for anyone who worked for Goldman Sachs)
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To: Rummyfan

maybe because they spend too much time and money watching crap on cable.


18 posted on 06/25/2012 7:31:37 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Rummyfan

They are dangerously misinformed by the liberal media herd.


19 posted on 06/25/2012 7:34:44 AM PDT by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: Rummyfan

Hey, Emily, liberals lie to us all the time. Because only conservatives will hold them accountable for their lies.


20 posted on 06/25/2012 7:35:37 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Rummyfan

Always good to hear from a dimbulb actress or actor, lecturing the rest of us.

Does she think, like Joy Behar, that Global Warming causes earthquakes, too?


21 posted on 06/25/2012 7:37:35 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Rummyfan

Another pampered twit who feels the need to enlighten the rest of us. Bleah and feh!

BTW, we may be uninformed, but Mortimer sure does like President Bush’s policy about inheritance tax:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Mortimer#Personal_life

“Mortimer naturalised as an American citizen for “cynical reasons” in order to avoid paying inheritance tax in the event of anything happening to her husband.”

Hypocrisy, thy name is liberal.


22 posted on 06/25/2012 7:38:07 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: All
There’s so much wrong with England, but I think people are informed in general.


Just ask anyone in the UK how their laws and Parliament mesh with the laws and parliament of the EU and you will see how informed the UK is. /S

23 posted on 06/25/2012 7:39:00 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: Rummyfan

Basic premise is correct. Americans ARE woefully ignorant of the news and of history.

But NOT in the sense it is insinuated here. Americans are woefully ignorant because they are spoon fed a distillate of politically correct garbage by most of the mainstream media.

So the media this individual claims to represent is the main source of that ignorance.


24 posted on 06/25/2012 7:45:52 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Rummyfan
and television broadcast news especially seems to me to be a pretty dicey area. You can’t rely on getting the facts, or getting them presented in a way that is actually objective and makes sense and puts people in a position where they can make informed decisions about who to vote for.

I agree completely, but probably not in the way which the author intended. If you look at how completely Fast & Furious has been buried, if you look at how they are constantly surprised by bad economic news and how they'll spend five minutes on Michelle Obama planting some peas instead of any real news, the MSM has been working overtime to keep the American people ignorant.

25 posted on 06/25/2012 7:46:28 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Rummyfan

Actual quote from the article:

“I got completely besotted by the idea of anarchy as the way that we should all live our lives and I was ready to kind of go fight for my belief, but then I got to university and did lots of plays and kind of forgot about that.”

You can’t make this stuff up...


26 posted on 06/25/2012 7:49:43 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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BBC Official Admits Network 'Got it Wrong' on Fogel Murders

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) “got it wrong” in its reporting of the massacre of the Fogel family by Arab terrorists in the Jewish community of Itamar, the broadcaster's outgoing director-general admitted at a parliamentary committee hearing.

The BBC’s Mark Thompson acquiesced on June 19 while being questioned by Conservative member of parliament Louise Mensch, the London Jewish Chronicle reported.

In complaining about the insufficient coverage of the event on BBC radio and television programs, the newspaper reported that Mensch said, “I only found out, after the event, from an American blog, called ‘Dead Jews is no news,’ and the more I went into it, the more shocked I was.”

“There was a feeling that the BBC just didn’t care and that if a settler had opened the home of a Palestinian family, slit the throat of their children, that the BBC would have covered that,” Mensch asserted.

27 posted on 06/25/2012 7:51:21 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Rummyfan
Emily being informed that she put on her dress backward

28 posted on 06/25/2012 7:58:15 AM PDT by y6162
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To: Larry - Moe and Curly

She babbled about loving Anarchy and Anarchists earlier in the interview. That was enough to know where she was coming from.


29 posted on 06/25/2012 7:59:30 AM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: Our man in washington
First, a presidential election is decided by five people, who don't even try to explain their choice in normal legal terms.

Why is it that the "anarchists" always seem to be the ones screaming for more government?

30 posted on 06/25/2012 8:01:54 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Rummyfan
Well,the nicest thing I can say is:”KMA you useless make up laden line reader!”
31 posted on 06/25/2012 8:05:06 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: Rummyfan

“I’m going to make a huge sweeping statement, but you just get the news much more [in England]. “

Well, you do get the news much more FROM England. Here’s some stories that our MSM wouldn’t touch with a 10 foot pole...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2127337/Undercover-reporter-uses-Eric-Holders-address-vote—Attorney-General-says-needs-proof-voter-fraud-exists.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2162304/President-Obama-facing-boycott-superdelegates-white-working-class-states.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2161817/Obamas-grandfather-Stanley-Armour-Dunham-tortured-British.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2047297/Fast-Furious-guns-home-Mexicos-Sinaloa-drug-cartel-boss-scandal-force-Attorney-General-Eric-Holder-quit.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2146622/Barack-Obama-Kenyan-born-2007-according-literary-agency—months-announcing-bid-U-S-presidency.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2145614/Obama-dropped-alongside-presidents-list-achievements-White-House-role-does-think-ANYONE-better-job.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2163205/Obama-accused-Parents-Brian-Terry-killed-Fast-Furious-guns-accuse-president-concealment.html?ITO=1490


32 posted on 06/25/2012 8:11:43 AM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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“This Tea Party is presented on the television as the viable alternative instead of like a lunatic fringe.”Lunatic fringe”?I think Ms. Mortimer has things bass ackwards.Typical idiotic statement from a typical libtard with the intellectual capacity of a head of lettuce.


33 posted on 06/25/2012 8:20:37 AM PDT by Thombo2
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To: Rummyfan
Emily is right (in a way). What passes for the news on most channels is just DNC talking points or doctored videos to make a conservative look bad. Most Americans don't know what is really going on in their own country, much less the world.

People pick up on catch phrases or buzz words because that's all they have time for (they think).

34 posted on 06/25/2012 8:40:50 AM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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“Newsroom” is going down just based on reviews — by Mushroom Head’s friends! But nice two-for-one deal to make sure this ditz doesn’t get any significant work again. Maybe she can do a Schticky commercial with Vince...


35 posted on 06/25/2012 8:53:15 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: y6162
Emily being informed that she put on her dress backward

Looks like a couple of fried eggs tacked to a fencepost

36 posted on 06/25/2012 8:58:15 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Thombo2

In defence of comrade commissar Sorkin and comrade political commissar Mortimer, I ‘d like to remind Tea Party neo-kulaks Kkkapitalist running dogs of penalty that eagerly awaits them for refusing to be informed by approved organs of Party propa.. Oops, information.

Failure to become informed, will result in confinement into Dan Rathertellthetruth memorial correctional clinic.

Viva La Revolution for Common Good.


37 posted on 06/25/2012 9:05:37 AM PDT by trotskylvalia (where nose meets the grindstone)
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To: trotskylvalia

Most likely some kind of mandatory indoctrination.
PC classes on the weekend?Just think what would happen if the productive members of society were locked up.No more tax revenue for the gov to redistribute to the “oppressed”?Once those monthly cks stopped....anarchy.Later:)


38 posted on 06/25/2012 11:09:46 AM PDT by Thombo2
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To: y6162

Wow, gravity’s been extra rough on this chick. That’s where a normal woman’s boobs would be located if she stood on Jupiter.


39 posted on 06/25/2012 11:13:35 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Rummyfan

She is right, Americans are dangerously misinformed.......That’s why 0bama won.


40 posted on 06/25/2012 10:06:12 PM PDT by GR_Jr. (Vote Obama out now.....deal with Romney later.)
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To: Rummyfan; All
Funny thing, Emily, the only people who felt lied to where the ones who hated Bush just for breathing.

Those of us who were well-informed knew the score, knew how the president was mislead by George "slam dunk" Tenet. We also knew Tom DeLay was a liar claiming the budget was 'fat free'.

A well-informed People is the enemy of the Democrat Party and its well-worn tactics of division, dissembling and distraction.

41 posted on 06/26/2012 12:15:18 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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