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    Although there were very few things that I agreed with about LBJ I feel he did make an excellent and accurate quote on occassion. This quote came because of inaccurate and selective reporting of the Vietnam war.

    "The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw of character."

    LBJ
     
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    LBJ, the guy who sent us into Vietnam, has no real standing about commenting on someone else's character.

    Vietnam should never have happened
     
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    "The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments."

    -William H. Borah
     
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    That is certainly seemingly increasingly to be the case now.

    It really wans't the case when LBJ said it though.

    An unbiased media system has been elimiated as we destroyed the rulings about not allowing monopolies in the media markets.
     
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    What flaw is a newspaper reporter guilty of?
     
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    "No matter how much spin, effort, lunch or dinner you give the media, they will not fail to notice whether you have won or lost."

    ~Robin Renwick, former British ambassador to the United States
     
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    "The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal. They're about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover."

    ~Al Franken, "Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them", 2003
     
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    "The average 20-year-old serving us in Iraq knows more about their country's national security than the average 20-year political veteran serving in the Congress today."

    - Fred Thompson


    "This country has shed more blood for the freedom of other people than all the other nations in the history of the world combined, and I'm tired of people feeling like they've got to apologize for America."

    - Fred Thompson
     
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    "Life IS pain, princess! Anyone who says otherwise is selling something."

    - from the Princess Bride movie (Wesley to Buttercup)
     
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    LBJ had a man killed in Texas.

    He was shot four times with a rifle and it was ruled a "suicide."
     

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