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Offline CC27

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"Polls are fake."

"Corporate Media is biasing reporting to help Trump."

"Political experts like Axelrod and Carville have an agenda."

"MSNBC hosts are bringing on Republicans to interview."

In the past week or so, there have been a plethora of complaints about news or opinions that go counter to a "pro-Democratic" perspective and criticism of people (myself included) who choose to share them.

One of the facets of the MAGA fans on the right is that they choose to hide themselves in a bubble of "news" and opinion that only reinforces their existing biases. My question is: are people here effectively doing the same thing?

I go out of my way to listen to perspectives that aren't pro-Democratic, because I want as much information as possible to make rational decision about how to best use my resources to get Democrats elected, and tp better understand what our opponents are thinking and doing.


Question to the people here: are you willing to listen to points of view you don't like to hear?

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Re: Question: are you willing to listen to opinions you disagree with?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2023, 12:05:05 PM »
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Question to the people here: are you willing to listen to points of view you don't like to hear?

That there is some out of this world funny shit.


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Re: Question: are you willing to listen to opinions you disagree with?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2023, 12:15:39 PM »
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One of the facets of the MAGA fans on the right is that they choose to hide themselves in a bubble of "news" and opinion that only reinforces their existing biases.

Fact check: False.

People on the tight do not insulate themselves from opposing views. In fact, we lack the capacity to do so. Left-wing views predominate in large media outlets, entertainment, and academia. There is no equivalent to this on the right.

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Re: Question: are you willing to listen to opinions you disagree with?
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2023, 12:27:45 PM »
They listen to lots of opinions as long as they are approved by the mirt team  :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :loser: :loser: :loser:
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Re: Question: are you willing to listen to opinions you disagree with?
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2023, 12:32:04 PM »
Does brooklynite realize that the crowd it's preaching to are Rick madcow fan-things?
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Re: Question: are you willing to listen to opinions you disagree with?
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2023, 06:28:54 PM »
My opinion? Brooklynite is a Jew and finally seeing exactly how leftists are. They're cultists. Still believing the lie that Pseudostinians are the original inhabitants of Israel, even though the Al Aqsa Mosque is built on top of the Jewish Temple Mount. They're clueless to the fact that "Palestinian" was a term first invented by Yassir Arafat, an Egyptian and they have no clue that "Palestine" was created as a slight to the Jewish people by the Romans who changed the name of Judea to Syria Palestina.

Deal with it, Brooklynite. Leftists are your people. Jews are safer among right-leaning individuals. I'm in the south. The Red by God south. The Trump south. I see "Pray for Israel" and Jewish flags everywhere.
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Re: Question: are you willing to listen to opinions you disagree with?
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2023, 07:16:21 PM »
If DUmmyville wanted to listen to opinions they disagree with, they wouldn't automatically ban conservatives.
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Re: Question: are you willing to listen to opinions you disagree with?
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2023, 07:28:27 PM »
If DUmmyville wanted to listen to opinions they disagree with, they wouldn't automatically ban conservatives.

Or anybody else who doesn't march in metronome-grade lock step with the DNC's "truth" du jour. Bernie-bots, the Jill Stein Greenies, the whole slew of also rans who lost out when PedoJoe was coronated...
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Re: Question: are you willing to listen to opinions you disagree with?
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2023, 07:11:16 AM »
If DUmmyville wanted to listen to opinions they disagree with, they wouldn't automatically ban conservatives.

My viewpoint, too. Asking if the primitives listen to others is an exercise in futility. Even brooklynite admits he only listens so as to form a counter argument for the purpose of getting Dem candidates elected. That’s not listening, that’s just hearing another’s opinion. Listening is much more involved.

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Re: Question: are you willing to listen to opinions you disagree with?
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2023, 07:21:30 AM »
Their mouths are open but their eyes and ears are closed. :thatsright:
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Re: Question: are you willing to listen to opinions you disagree with?
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2023, 07:40:12 AM »
My viewpoint, too. Asking if the primitives listen to others is an exercise in futility. Even brooklynite admits he only listens so as to form a counter argument for the purpose of getting Dem candidates elected. That’s not listening, that’s just hearing another’s opinion. Listening is much more involved.

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