Accuracy in Media

I’d like to set up an inter-blog dialogue. Too all my counterparts on the leftintern, student, staffer, candidate/official, professional blogger or otherwiseI want you to convince me of your positions.

Too often the political dialogue, both on- and offline, is marred with 20 second sound bites and rhetoric that makes an exchange of ideas nearly impossible. So, in the spirit of inclusiveness, I want to give all the left-wing bloggers who take the time to read On Target the chance to give their response to conservative concerns.

The structure of our exchange would be simple: respond to the question(s) of your choice on your own blog. Make sure to include a hyperlink to the entry to which you’re responding. I’ll do the same. Also, e-mail me with a link to your response ((JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)). Hopefully, the dialogue we’ll have over time will promote the free exchange of relevant information.

I’m starting with three questions:

  • How do you justify the left wing media bias conservatives nationwide observe in outlets like CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times?
  • How do you justify the Democrats’ stimulus package, including TARP? How do you see it helping out the country when even the Government Accountability Office (GAO) criticized TARP’s effectiveness, and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects the stimulus will generate long term economic losses and reduced wages?
  • The Republican Party’s fiscal platform emphasizes focusing the decision-making on state and local governments, rather than the federal House, Senate and President’s office. Do you disagree with that ideology? If so, why?

One last thingno vulgarity or personal attacks. This is a civil dialogue. Let’s keep it respectful.

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