Re: GOP standards were higher than DEM standards

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Mon Aug 13 2001 - 09:26:02 MDT

>From: "Harvey Newstrom" <>

>Not to disagree with you, but the answer is simple. Republicans
>and Democrats agree that yelling "fire" in a theater should be
>outlawed, so they pass legislation to outlaw it. They do not
>agree that the media biases elections, so there is not enough
>consensus to pass a law on this. You may think both examples are
>equally obvious, but not all lawmakers would agree. Hence, no law.

Why would the Democrats seek to interfere in the media when it is
heavily biased in their favor? That is the reason in my opinion,
not that they don't see a problem.

>I would have thought that events of the last election would prompt
>lawmakers to block media polling of elections. However, Democrats
>don't believe in the bias of the media. Republicans don't believe
>in more government regulation. The media put on a big campaign to
>self-regulate so that the laws weren't needed. In the end, nobody
>wanted to pass these laws.

I respectfully disagree again.

The media is heavily biased to favor Democrats. I agree with Mike
on this. There should be a law that prohibits the media from
talking about the election until after the polls are closed.


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