Well, yeah, you don't always get the "straight" facts from those shows, but maybe, just maybe it will prompt someone to say: "hey, I'd like to know more".Originally Posted by Veruka;2417378;
I know I am one of those people, but I may be in the minority. I mean, I watched the movie, The Prestige and then went and did a bunch of research on the scientist Nikola Tesla just from being curious about him in the movie. And there are times when I hear something on the news or a political show that prompt me to do more reading. I've read several political books recently that I saw touted on some of the political talk shows and they've been pretty informative and I have read both sides, not just one either. I also watched all the debates. BUT I believe in keeping informed and not just on the side I lean too either. I want to know what the other side is doing as well. But most of my friends could care less, so if Rosie and EH throwing down makes them start to question a few things nad want to learn more, then I think its good, let them go at it.
I do get the feeling that Rosie will not be back to finish out her 3 weeks though, which is too bad as I do think she does spark some interest in things that people should be listening too. I wish Elizabeth would go far, far away.
I don't mind seeing someone else with her views (but less argumentative) replace her, but let's face it, no one can discuss politics in today's climate without it becoming heated. It's just the way things are in this country right now. We are partisan and divided and that's not going to change anytime soon, I'm afraid.
I volunteered to work on a veteran's program with our local state congressman. He is not of the same party I am and my husband said: you know what you're getting into? And I said: "I hope so because Veteran's issues should be non-partisan and I intend to work on this to the best of my ability without getting my own politics involved in it. It should be non-partisan" And I hope it is, but I'm also not going to be surprised if it does turn into a partisan issue because everything these days seems to be partisan on political party lines.
Which is one of the reasons I applaud Rosie. She may be against the war, but she puts aside her politics to support the troops even down to saying yesterday that they are doing their JOB fighting this war, that they have to take orders and their orders are to fight, but she still doesn't like that they are getting killed and injured.
I'm going to be sorry to see her go.