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PinheadJuly 9th, 2010 at Fri, 9th, 2010 at 9:13 am by Vivian Scott
What’s with the name-calling these days? On blogs, news programs, reality shows, and just about everywhere else I turn someone is calling someone else a name. I find it interesting that when I read what is supposed to be a serious news article and then scroll down to see comments left by other readers, it’s difficult to find an opinion that sounds mindful or well thought out—regardless of the person’s position on the subject. Am I the only one who thinks the pattern of ignoring an item’s content and choosing instead to blast anyone remotely attached to the story on a personal level is getting old? Are we really that small-minded that we can’t have a discussion without calling each other idiots, pinheads, losers, and then going for the jugular with some comment about one’s looks or mama?
There are plenty of people I disagree with and plenty of news reporters I think have a lot to learn about reporting real news, but for heaven’s sake, calling them all pinheads doesn’t make my perspective any more right, does it? Actually, I think it might make me look like a pinhead.