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    Default Conservative Disregard for FactCheck.org

    This is probably not threadworthy, but after a discussion with an extremely conservative friend of mine, I'm curious to know how many conservatives feel the same way.

    After citing FactCheck.org as a rebuttal to a series of Rush/Beck/Mark Levin talking points, I was told:

    "FACTCHECK.ORG is owned by the Annenberg Foundation, a leftists organization. Barack Obama was a founding member, chairman, and president of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, another part of Annenberg where he served on a board with William Ayers, the terrorist. So if I were you I might question where I get my facts as well!"

    Now, I like to think I'm a reasonable person who views punditry with a skeptical eye, regardless of whether it's conservative or liberal. I've used FactCheck on numerous occasions to filter political bullshit, and I've always found it to be pretty impartial in it's criticisms.

    So my question is: Are most conservatives this unreasonable and bent on their own dogma that they refuse to consider the quality of source material and to accept that everything they are being told might not be God's(lol) honest truth?

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    The only word I trust, is the word of god.

    There's only one true FactCheck.org and that's TheBible.god

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    Yes. The truth, like reality, has a liberal bias. However let's not fall into the liberal/conservative trap here. It's Republican "truth" to use whatever supports their ends, nothing more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirrus_Asura View Post
    The only word I trust, is the word of god.

    There's only one true FactCheck.org and that's TheBible.god
    What kind of blasphemer are you to type His name in all lower case?

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    You don't have to spend more than 30 seconds on FactCheck.org to realize it is spewing liberal lies in the name of non-partisanship.

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    Conservatives and liberals both have disregard for fact, but I would say a majority of both are level headed. For instance, my uncle is one of those blindly patriotic, blindly conservative people that will debunk any fact given, and often will make up his own facts. He's also the type that believes the States should be a Christian country, etc..., but knows nothing about the Bible.

    Then you have the Rush/Hannity type that's big on thinking their informed and spouting rhetoric at every whim. They're kind of like the "hipster" conservatives that you want to bash in the head. They too will deny fact. This is turn relates to liberals, but I'm only addressing conservatives as the topic.

    tl;dr - It's a minority that are this way. The retards are always the loudest and most often remembered. There are a ton of level headed, intelligent conservatives out there.

    (Yes, I'm "conservative," minus the "God")

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leif View Post
    You don't have to spend more than 30 seconds on FactCheck.org to realize it is spewing liberal lies in the name of non-partisanship.
    You must completely have missed the articles that call out Obama and Dems on their BS as well, but you know, go ahead with that.

    Example: Senior Scare, Yet Again | FactCheck.org

    EDIT: Here's another, directed @ Obama: http://factcheck.org/2009/08/abortio...s-fabricating/

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    Completely off topic, but it was amusing:






    Hey, Leif look. BG ads has started catering to you specifically.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolmen View Post
    Conservatives and liberals both have disregard for fact, but I would say a majority of both are level headed. For instance, my uncle is one of those blindly patriotic, blindly conservative people that will debunk any fact given, and often will make up his own facts. He's also the type that believes the States should be a Christian country, etc..., but knows nothing about the Bible.

    Then you have the Rush/Hannity type that's big on thinking their informed and spouting rhetoric at every whim. They're kind of like the "hipster" conservatives that you want to bash in the head. They too will deny fact. This is turn relates to liberals, but I'm only addressing conservatives as the topic.

    tl;dr - It's a minority that are this way. The retards are always the loudest and most often remembered. There are a ton of level headed, intelligent conservatives out there.

    (Yes, I'm "conservative," minus the "God")
    So in order to support the idea that most conservatives are not retarded, you provide examples mentioning 2 retarded conservatives.

    Nice trolling bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot View Post
    Any kind of fact check is liberal propaganda set up to weaken our faith in America so the terrorists can win. If you really love our country you'll follow conservatives (re: Jesus) without asking stupid questions like "why?"
    Jesus is a fucking socialist, I thought we've made this clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zilong View Post
    So in order to support the idea that most conservatives are not retarded, you provide examples mentioning 2 retarded conservatives.

    Nice trolling bro
    Those are two examples akin to the person the OP was writing about. In summation, there are intelligent conservatives because they're not screaming their head off nonstop, denying everything (the two examples).

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    I won't though, because Jesus' socialist agenda made it so that he will bail out everyone's sin.

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    Indeed.

    We also need to bring back the indulgences too, I don't want none of those volunteering liberal hippies getting access to heaven just because of things like good deeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leif View Post
    You don't have to spend more than 30 seconds on FactCheck.org to realize it is spewing liberal lies in the name of non-partisanship.
    I love this man with all of my heart. Keep it up brother, the sacrifice you're making will jesusify the liberal base and send those silly moderates over to us in droves.


    PREACH IT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zilong View Post
    What kind of blasphemer are you to type His name in all lower case?
    I've accepted Jesus. Its all good bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melchiah View Post
    So my question is: Are most conservatives this unreasonable and bent on their own dogma that they refuse to consider the quality of source material and to accept that everything they are being told might not be God's(lol) honest truth?
    There are a lot of PEOPLE who are this unreasonable and bent on their own dogma so that they refuse to consider the quality of source material.

    It's not a "conservative" or a "republican" trait.

    People in general like believing in stuff, and don't like having those beliefs questioned. There is a comfort associated in reading material that agrees with your beliefs, and in attempting to debunk material that disagrees with your beliefs.

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    I Hate Your Politics � Whatever

    He hates on both sides pretty well and throws in libertarianism to boot. This section is relevant to this discussion.

    Conservatives don’t actually bother to spend time with people who are not conservative, and thus become confused and irritable when people disagree with them; fundamentally can’t see how that’s even possible, which shows an almost charming intellectual naiveté. Less interested in explaining their point of view than nuking you and everything you stand for into blackened cinders before your evil worldview catches on like a virus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leif View Post
    You don't have to spend more than 30 seconds on FactCheck.org to realize it is spewing liberal lies in the name of non-partisanship.
    Ok, Leif. I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and give you the opportunity to validate this statement.

    Example 1) Dick Cheney cited FactCheck.org during the 2004 elections, specifically referencing their defense of his actions as CEO of Halliburton.

    FactCheck.org

    Example 2) FactCheck.org

    The president repeated his promise that his plan won’t add “one dime” to the federal deficit. But legislation offered so far would add hundreds of billions of dollars to the deficit over the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
    Here are two examples of FactCheck.org dropping the bullshit hammer on two different high-profile Democrats. Now I want you to explain to me how the definitive liberal slant of FactCheck.org can be seen in 30 seconds of browsing their site, because I just spent about that same amount of time to find these two examples to the contrary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leif View Post
    You don't have to spend more than 30 seconds on FactCheck.org to realize it is spewing liberal lies in the name of non-partisanship.
    Sirrus take notes this is how you troll like a real pro, c'mon man you're out of shape!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melchiah View Post
    Ok, Leif. I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and give you the opportunity to validate this statement.

    Example 1) Dick Cheney cited FactCheck.org during the 2004 elections, specifically referencing their defense of his actions as CEO of Halliburton.

    FactCheck.org

    Example 2) FactCheck.org



    Here are two examples of FactCheck.org dropping the bullshit hammer on two different high-profile Democrats. Now I want you to explain to me how the definitive liberal slant of FactCheck.org can be seen in 30 seconds of browsing their site, because I just spent about that same amount of time to find these two examples to the contrary.

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