Hysteria of the Left

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    The left and hysteria
    Dennis Prager
    September 27, 2005



    http://www.townhall.com/columnists/dennisprager/printdp20050927.shtml
     
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    "Hysteria" is the same thing as fear, and it's not a left or a right thing.

    The left will have you thinking every black is discriminated against while the right will have you thinking the entire world is out to get you. It's all sensationalism, and it sells well.

    The media is really the culprit in this area, if they didn't feed these fear monsters...
     
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    What are your thoughts on the differences of the two protests that took place in DC this weekend????
     
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    It seems like the left takes their stand on issues soley for the purpose of opposing the right, not for logical reasons.
     
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    I guess I'm not seeing the point you're trying to make? Is it that the left/socialist/commie protest was more outrageous and crazed then the right protest? Was it that the right protest got no media coverage but the left did?

    I'd say any protest AGAINST something is going to be more kooky and full of more crazies then any protest in support of something. And, as a result, media coverage will always flock to the psychos first. It sells well.

    The left is full of hysteria. Absolutely. The right won the last election by scaring the shit out of everyone. It's all the same root emotion, the right just capitalizes off of it better than the left.
     
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    That's true of partisan politics in general.
     
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    Another generalization of the right. I know I didn't vote the way I did because I was scarred shitless by the right. If anything, I voted the way I did because I was scarred shitless by what the lefties would do if in power.
     
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    You made my point for me.
     
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    Im asking what your impressions of both protests were?
     
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    I'm not there, so I wouldn't know first hand.

    Judging from the coverage I've seen, it would appear that every left protester is insane and concerned more with a clever bit to get on TV than with the actual protest. The right seems mostly mild-mannered and chomping at the bit to debate any of the left protesters.

    But when Sheehan was down in Texas, you had people running over symbolic grave sites in their pick-up trucks and guys shooting their rifles in the air saying they were going "dove hunting."

    There are fanatics everywhere, and the media is flocking to them in DC right now. What news producer can resist some college student dressed up as Bush drinking oil and being pupeteered by his buddy in a Cheney costume?
     

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