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Should CNN have more poll choices?
Yes 31%
No 68%

Votes: 16

 CNN Dot COM should get rid of Yes/No polls.

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Apr 10, 2002
I guess as someone who has been exposed to a site with adequate technology, I am somewhat frustrated with their poll options.

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My real question: Is the other news site liberalist because it tries to convince people the world black and white, or is seeing things in black and white a prerequisite for being a liberalist and thus it attracts only liberalists?


i think (none / 0) (#1)
by foon on Wed Apr 10th, 2002 at 05:18:05 PM PST
they need more polls like this one. (note discrepancy between choices and results)

Odd (5.00 / 1) (#2)
by budlite on Wed Apr 10th, 2002 at 06:16:39 PM PST
I've been called a liberalist, but I don't see things as black-and-white. In fact, I'm always getting infuriated by the obstinance of the people who do.

Indeed (none / 0) (#4)
by Anonymous Reader on Thu Apr 11th, 2002 at 04:34:39 AM PST
I too am frustrated by people who refuse to see things my way &endash; the correct way.

You are wrong about liberalism (5.00 / 2) (#3)
by jvance on Wed Apr 10th, 2002 at 09:50:19 PM PST
A liberalist sees the world in shades of grey, not black and white. To a liberalist, everything is relative. There is no ultimate moral authority, there is no absolute standard of right and wrong.

A liberalist will assert that "child pornography is wrong," but then he will proceed to undermine that moral position by defining the problem away - "what exactly is a child anyway?" With absolute values tidily disposed of, a liberalist is then free to "do as ye will, an harm none" (but what exactly is "harm" anyway?)

Of course, some who have been labelled liberalists have developed their own consistent personal ethics. Some even believe that an absolute morality might exist, but doubt that it is knowable by our limited minds. It's really all shades of grey. And what exactly is a "liberalist" anyway.

Hope this helps.

Adequacy has turned into a cesspool consisting of ... blubbering, superstitious fools arguing with smug, pseudointellectual assholes. -AR

I stand corrected. (none / 0) (#5)
by JoePain on Thu Apr 11th, 2002 at 06:02:23 AM PST
However, I was confused about cnn, often labeled the 'Clinton News Network'. Why they should have black and white choices is beyond me. I guess to get to the bottom of this I might have to spend more time studying how media works these days to explain there yes/no approach.

Simple. (none / 0) (#6)
by tkatchev on Thu Apr 11th, 2002 at 09:16:04 AM PST
It's because of the ill effects of hormonal imbalance (from the unnatural chicken drumsticks) and the American diseducation system. The average American has a hard time keeping more than two things in mind at the same time.

Peace and much love...

I wont deny this- (none / 0) (#9)
by JoePain on Thu Apr 11th, 2002 at 11:34:20 AM PST
It may also have something to do with the large amount of refined sugar in our diets.

I also wont deny that our educational system needs a LOT of work, but that is a topic for another day eh Katchep?

I'm getting a little sick of repeating myself. (none / 0) (#7)
by dmg on Thu Apr 11th, 2002 at 10:39:41 AM PST
Before you comment on how the media is telling lies, or is run by big business or is full of liberals, recognize that anyone with 1/2 a brain cell ALREADY KNOWS THIS,.

If reading is not your thing, and I realise that most of the posters here are American, and therefore quite likely to be functionally illiterate, Mr Chomsky has made his work available on DVD Now you have no excuse for being an uneducated moron who states the glaringly obvious.

time to give a Newtonian demonstration - of a bullet, its mass and its acceleration.
-- MC Hawking

forgive us (none / 0) (#8)
by foon on Thu Apr 11th, 2002 at 10:51:11 AM PST
For not all wasting our precious time reading the works of the one-sided, america-hating, holocaust denying Professor Chomsky.


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