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It’s not the critic who counts …

May 14, 2017

It’s not the critic who counts. It’s not the man who points out where the grown man stumbles, or how the doer of deeds could have done them better; the credit belongs to the man who actually is in the arena, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who, if he wins, knows the triumph of high achievement, but who, if he fails, fails, while doing so greatly, so that his place will never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
– Theodore Roosevelt

The news anchors and hired commentators are not in the arena. They are observers. They are critics.

And they have an agenda.

They serve their bosses. Period. Not you.
They are not in the business of informing you about what has happened.
They are in the business of speculating on the consequences of what has happened and even on the consequences of things that might happen IF … and putting a spin on it which fits their agenda.

Listen for the facts. Ignore the characterization, the spin, they put on all the ‘news’. Recognize when they are talking about the future. Their speculations are no better than yours. They are reading from a script. They know their lines. They are not smarter than you.

Listen to the public figures yourself. Read full, accurate quotes of what they say.

Don’t give up your decision-making to a slick commentator you’ve never met. Form your own opinion.

Critics and news anchors face no consequences for selling you their agendas. They get paid HUGE salaries to sell you their version of the ‘news’.

Quite often, the news anchors are political activists. Watch for it.

Don’t be led. Don’t be sheeple.

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