Obliosupercat, you crack me up! First you shoot off a snarky reply to what was a legitimate complaint about political propaganda in a public facility and then you attempt to diss me for giving you some red meat to go research. Nice try, kid, but you swung and missed. Try researching the Columbia School of Journalism's study for starters. As far as my rhetoric and feeble attempts at wit...I got 4 likes to 2 dislikes and you got 5 dislikes to 2 likes. I like keeping score!
John, brilliant article that states the truth about the situation. The FAC needed a merger or acquisition to survive. The community should be grateful it was CC, if this community cares, and I'm not sure they do. Without a continuing financial support system, no museum can survive. And in other cities, taxes or an endowment do that. But not here. And THAT is the saddest part of all....
Vietnamized. All television news is propaganda! Ever think of taking a book to the DMV? Maybe something on how to compose a rhetorical argument that does not reek of cliché and feeble attempts at wit.
Gosh - I must be gettin' old! Since I'm new to this forum I guess you guys are going easy on me, heh, heh. Your mistake! I've have been made to suffer the indignation of watching Faux (s)Nooz(e) for, well, as long as that Roger Ailes inspired misinformation channel burst into the scene. About a decade ago the Columbia University School of Journalism (it's in Liberal New York City,for those of you who might not know, and is perhaps the finest school of journalism anywhere) did a survey of the journalism vs. opinion content of the three major cable news networks (liberal or reactionary, we all know who they are) and found some surprising (to them maybe) stats - MSNBC and CNN came in in the mid-70% range for Journalism (70%+ for both of them and somewhere in the mid-high 20% range for Opinion (yea Journalism!) and Faux Journalism in the mid-30%...(and that was generous!). For the math-challenged of you out there in lala conservative land that's in the high 60% range for Opinion. So, LibertyForAll, Stacy, Obliosupercat - you apparently would rather be fed the pap that you like than have to actually apply what obviously might be the very last bit of gray matter you possess to check some of this BS out. Sounds easy enough - why don't you give it a shot?
I have been subjected to watching Faux (s)nooz(e) in more emergency rooms than I would like to count, at the VA clinic, in public places, doctor's and dentists offices, ad infinitum. It must be the soothing nature of the subliminal hummmm that keeps me from stroking out in any of those places for various reasons, because it sure ain't the quality of the journalism. yellow hatchet media, at very best. My feeling aren't hurt by it so much as I fear for the lack of attempt at any meaningful discourse about absolutely anything that matters.
Oh, also for you reality/education challenged folks - Journalism and journalists have long taken the stance that they are here as the Fourth Estate to keep tabs on everyone else and let us all know what's actually happening. Obviously that has changed during the passing of time, but I think it's still a necessary element of an informed democracy and needs to be as unbiased as possible. Hmmm - good luck with that!
Only in the conservative cultural wasteland that is Colorado Springs would the city allow something like this to happen.
Angry political rant diversions aside...Chuck Broerman was elected to serve the public good. That does not include using his position, even in little ways, to further his personal political agenda. He owes it to the public he serves to conduct himself in a way that is beyond reproach. But he has a history of breaking the rules in the name of politics (Google "Chuck Broerman breaks parking-meter rules to promote candidates" or “Chuck Broerman not above board”). And so we elected Chuck Broerman to a position of trust to care for our very important public records? What other ways is he cheating the public? Fool us once, shame on Chuck. Fool us twice, shame on us.
And just a little advice Chuck, if you are listening. You probably did the selfish political calculation and decided that force-feeding Republican spew to the public you serve in your role as Clerk and Recorder would score you points with people like the rant posters in this thread, but I personally think your long-term future is looking bleak if those are the voters that you expect to keep you employed. The electorate is changing (even in Colorado Springs!) and most Americans want government that serves EVERYONE, not just a privileged, selfish, angry few. Good luck my friend, because I think you are going to need it.
"The television hurt my feelings..... Someone needs to be held accountable!!!!! I'm calling the ACLU, they'll understand that the world revolves around me!!!!!"
Poor Kerri, and the rest of the liberal lunkheads that actually consider one televison channel's programming "propaganda"--based upon their criteria--but conveniently ignore how biased/partisan, MSNBC, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, the Miami Herald, The HuffPo, the WaPo, the Atlantic, Vanity, etc. are in trotting out that old regressive jive!
If Fox was at the bottom, no one would care, but since they crush the ratings, libs gotta throw a fit. It's hilarious: Fox tries to be "balanced" and libs try to act like they'll be intelligent and open to compromise: a classic "Lose/Lose" scenario!
"Propaganda". Such a silly, hypocritical term coming from a single-digit IQ regressive and her "followers".
The television hurt my feelings..... Someone needs to be held accountable!!!!! I'm calling the ACLU, they'll understand that the world revolves around me!!!!!
Stacy in Woodland Park - just because you can't smell your own stink doesn't mean the rest of us should have to put up with it. Politically-charged partisan drivel such as Fox News (or from any other political persuasion) should not be a part of our public services, ESPECIALLY in places where we vote, as the OP pointed out. And what is most concerning is that Chuck Broerman the County Clerk and Recorder, the one who has dictated to his employees that only his propaganda can be played on the television sets in the County Recorder's Office, has a record of such abuse (Google "Chuck Broerman Nabbed in Parking Scheme"). We all need to keep an eye on Chuck, as it looks like his priority is to serve his party, and not the general public. OP Kerri, don't hold your breath for your promised phone call from Chuck, because I'll bet that he is a coward when it comes to dealing with people not directly under his thumb. We need to make sure this guy doesn't get another chance in the henhouse, and the best way to do that is through the ballot box.
So..... My complaint is not about WHICH political propaganda was being fed to citizens from El Paso County Citizen's Center, it is THAT political propaganda was being fed... If it is "stupid" to expect that our governmental agencies abide by the Constitutional Protections that our country is based upon, call me "stupid"... I prefer "stubborn and unafraid to speak up".... Is it so difficult to understand that a public service agency should not promote ANY political agendas? That our form of government (by Constitutional definition) expressly prohibits such behavior? Would "Staci in Woodland Park" feel the same if it was MSNBC, CNN or Al Jazeera that was playing at the DMV? I would....
OMG Kerri Oliver that is the most ridiculous and stupid complaint I have EVER heard. You are not a critical thinker. You cannot handle any opinion that crosses your own little worldview. You cannot even bear the thought that somebody might, just might, not agree with your point of view. Go home, turn on MSNBC and cower in your little safe space. For a group of people that supposedly have "open" minds you are amazingly myopic. Try listening to those that don't agree with you sometime, you just might learn something.
Kerri O: A little research on Chuck Broerman the County Clerk and Recorder reveals that his putting politics ahead of democracy and the public good is not a new MO for Chuck. In 2002 he found himself in hot water when he violated parking laws to interfere with a voting place. See this link:
Amazing that this behavior hasn't caught up with Chuck yet - seems like we have elected a fox to guard the hen house. Shame on us Colorado Springs!
"I simply believe that the imbalance of "power" in our community is not an acceptable status quo"
Okay, let's start here: What about the "imbalance" on a national scale, esp. when the POTUS governs by executive fiat beyond the limitations established by the "separation of powers" and with the complicit acceptance and encouragement of the MSM?
"White P3nis Party" - And with that, any credibility from the Left--however minimal--instantaneously evaporates.
As for these other bloggers: regressives ain't happy unless they're hypocritical and intolerant, so blow them off. They're nasty, miserable people living in a utopia where their thoughts are provided, actions are taken, and bills are paid by others...
I simply believe that the imbalance of "power" in our community is not an acceptable status quo. Actually, without citizens accepting the responsibility of questioning such practices, our "liberties" will totally vanish. I'm not a fan of being sheep that passively take whatever the elected "powers" wish to dish out. There are certain things that elected officials and their spawn have the authority to control, and others that they do not... Breaking the law by feeding the electorate one-sided propaganda from a poling place is not one of those things that they have the authority to do. These are the laws of the land which are based upon The Constitution and for the protection of ALL, not just the self professed ruling class.
Thanks for the usual outstanding analysis from you, Ralph!
Kerri O: I was annoyed by the same when I visited the DMV office last. When I mentioned it to the DMV desk employee she just rolled her eyes and said there was nothing that anyone could do since the order came from the clerk. Thank you for speaking your mind to the DMV, even if the coward never got back to you. Apparently Chuck Broerman is the stereotypical autocrat who gets some kind of self-aggrandizing pleasure in forcing his personal beliefs on his employees and the public. I hadn't heard of this low-life before but I'll be looking for his name in the ballot box in the future.
Good on ya, Kerri. I had a similar experience last year. No results. It's good to be the king. So the king of the local White P3nis Party gets to feed us this pablum when we visit. As for these other bloggers: republicans ain't happy unless they ain't happy. Blow them off. They are nasty, miserable people living in a fantasy Johnsonville.
Kerri Oliver: El Paso County is predominantly conservative, for better or worse, so what did you expect? The Oprah Channel?
Beautifully stated Bruce Hamilton!
All content © Copyright 2016, The Colorado Springs Independent
Website powered by Foundation