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I’ve been focused on my Project366 Photo blog, so I haven’t had a chance to post here recently.  There’s been quite a number of events that I could have commented on – but I find myself back to the “out of context” theme.

So, if you listen to the major news outlets, Mitt Romney is a rich man who not only likes to fire people, he also doesn’t care at all about the very poor people in America.  While I do think Mitt needs to be a tad more careful about the words he chooses, it’s incredible how this nation’s media takes snippets of words, completely out of context, and spins them in a clearly politically motivated manner.  It’s a shame that with the advancements in technology, we’ve become slaves to media giants and the whims of a decided few.  Have we become so lazy that we let these snippets of controlled blabber penetrate into our lives, rather than use our God-given brains to think and reason for ourselves?  I truly hope there are many of you out there that understand this and can think beyond a sound bite and understand what Mitt was trying to say.  And it doesn’t stop with words taken out of context – just a while back there was such a hubbub about the Governor of Arizona – oh my gosh – pointing a finger at the president – scolding him – how terrible!  Pictures can also be taken out of context – a single frame pulled from a series of thousands that when put together, tell the complete story of the encounter.

It’s been more than 24 hours since the Mitt comment – I was curious as to what the major media sites looked like?  Well, I guess as expected, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC all had some piece on the Mitt comment, FOX had moved on.  I think for the most part – this will die off, but the Obama re-election machine will take and use this as political fodder throughout the rest of the campaign.  It’s time for all Americans to set aside their 142 characters and engage the brain to understand the full context of anything covered by the biased media.

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