Saturday, January 3, 2015

Noted in Passing...

On the January 1 edition of the PBS News Hour, two pundits debated the effects of raising the minimum wage. The person speaking against it, who was a woman with a very pronounced British accent, suggested that it was "Un-American" (her words) to raise minimum wage because it meant that workers with the lowest skill sets would no longer be able to get jobs.

Let that sink in for a little bit, and never mind that she was a Brit trying to tell us what's "un-American" and what isn't. She could have made any argument: but that was the tack she chose.

The man arguing in favor of the increase was very logical and dry and had the facts in his favor, but he committed the cardinal sin of Being Boring. We can't afford to be boring when making our points in the media. The better and more "entertaining" speaker will appear to win every time.

I wanted to know what fucking planet that bitch was from. Obviously a planet where people just pull made-up shit out of their assholes and pass it off as 'facts.' Who's paying her salary? Is she gang-banging Mitch McConnell and John Boner? What qualifies someone that flat-out stupid to argue for or against anything?

-- Freder.

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