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I wish it was just the moderator, Myth...

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Submitted by sara (United States), Oct 27, 2012 at 18:21

If we were dealing with a fair fight, details like the ones you mention would actually matter. Unfortunately we have a much more dire situation here in the USA. The internet is plastered with 'news' articles about the fearful state of women's reproductive rights, don't you know Romney is going to steal them and take them back 50 years! Or just now I incredulously read a piece on Racism in America and how a supposed survey proves that over half of the population is racist towards blacks and hispanics and that could impact the presidential election. I read one yesterday that 'proves' that we are more racist now than 4 years ago because less white people (men) are voting for Obama this time. It makes me want to tear my hair out and just give up on everything.

We do not have a free press in this country that challenges the elected officials (there is not one report in the mainstream news about the Benghazi cover up except for Obama's comment that it is false). No coverage of anything that might hurt his chances, only news items that bolster them. Manufactured crap to make people believe that we are all bad and racists if we don't vote for him. It is impossible to continue to have a free society when there is no free press. Granted, its not a traditional situation where the press actually wants to report and the government prevents them, this is all voluntary and ideological, but the net result is in fact the same.

I don't know if there are enough people who are upset about this, or enough to take action, but perhaps down the road there will be a revolution. I am very disillusioned personally.

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