Wednesday, August 4, 2004

Fahrenheit 9/11 Debuts in Crawford, TX

"After the film, on the field where everyone had gathered, a particularly heated discussion ensued between detractors and supporters of the film. Aside from some finger pointing, raised voices and the occasional insult, everyone was respectful.

Read the whole article here.

This is what I'm talking about. How can you possibly come to an informed decision if you don't open yourself up to all points of view? This is why I grudgingly listen to the likes of Limbaugh, O'Reilly and the like. I wouldn't trust my own judgement if I only fed my brain bowls full of Al-Franken-Berries day in and day out (as funny as that may very well be!) Everyone has a bias but if you willingly deprive yourself of opposing points of view, it only makes you weaker.

Case in point: Rep. David Dreir on Real Time With Bill Maher last Sunday telling Moore that although he hadn't seen the movie, he had seen enough of it on cable news to know it was a basically piece of garbage.

1 comment:

  1. Debate? Open minds? Polite discussion? What the hell are you trying to do to the internet!?!
    I demand biased views, flame wars and pictures of your cats.