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My excuse for not staying on “libertarian” infested discussion boards any more.

What is a “libertarian” anyway?

If you look up what the word means you will find that it means someone who has a passionate respect for the importance of individual rights and freedom.

This is something that damn near everyone can get behind. It’s common sense to anyone in a democracy that one’s rights and freedom are vitally important.

So then why has “libertarian” become such a dirty word?

Well you see friends it’s because many of the people who call themselves “libertarians” are actually nothing of the sort.

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Hello friends. I recently finished listening to the audio book version of Paul Krugman’s ‘The Conscience of a Liberal’. Firstly, I would like to say that audio books are the way forward. You can listen to them at the gym, while driving, or even while losing badly at Starcraft 2.

Anyway, the book contains many valuable insights into global economic theory and American politics, and I urge you all to snag a copy.

Of course I don’t have the time, space or inclination to explain everything Krugman covers in the book but the thing that he said that really stuck with me was this: the Republican Party is going to start falling apart, because it makes no sense.

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This picture has nothing to do with Fox. Except for the ‘L’.

As many of you know I am not a fan of Fox News. They are blatantly biased in favour of the Republican Party, they openly manipulate the media narrative in order to mislead their viewers and when all else fails they just plain lie about things.

And since they’ve started promoting and assisting in the funding of a political organisation (the ironically named ‘Tea Party Movement’) they aren’t even journalists any more; they are propagandists.

Let’s face it, Fox News is an international laughing stock. They are the kind of ‘news’ station that gets cited as an example of how to do bad journalism. They would be completely ignorable if it wasn’t for one small detail: they are, without a doubt, the most popular and most influential American news station in existence.

It is for this reason that we must all continue to point out the mistakes, stupidities and outright lies of Fox News.

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