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Katha Pollitt's Argument About Media Being Biased Against Liberals and Allan
Levite's Argument That Media Is Biased Against Conservatives
In the nation Katha Pollitt argues in her article "Kissing & Telling"
that the media is against liberals, and or her views. Allan Levite in his
article for the National review, "Bias Basics," Levite argues that the medial is
biased against conservatives. Both authors present arguments with deficiencies.
They both have motives to be biased. One of them has to be right, but using the
proof the two authors sight you could not tell which one. The two columnists
each write biased columns that do not prove their points well.
In Pollitt's argument she says that the media ignores the real issue.
Which is a male harassing a female. She says that the media ignores the other
cases of more serious offenses dealing with the same subject. She sights two
other cases that she would have us believe are more commonplace than incredibly
stupid elementary school kids. Her first example is the case dealing with the
sixth grader who received death threats does not even clearly state what kind of
hate was involved. It could have been sexual harassment, or it could have been
because she carried Spam around on her forehead. She only names two cases as her
examples. So in her magical "evil people bash feminism land" her argument is
just as common as what she is complaining about, or maybe less common. No one is
trying to bash feminism. This was not planned out to happen. (I hope)
Also, kids in elementary school always are not thinking about getting
their secretaries to have sex with them for raises. Personally, I think kids are
stupid. Even I was a stupid kid. When I was in third grade a guy, Tommy, bit my
ear. Because he bit my ear I have not become accustomed to Sado Masochist gay
sex dealing around ear biting. Tommy has not been going around biting people's
ears and getting turned on by this. He now cleans pools for a living. I doubt
either of us cared at the time. Although I remember some crying. People who pee
in their pants in grade school usually do not pee in their pants when they are
grown up to be heads of the country. We would know about it if they did. Many
children form weird attractions to doing many things when they are small. I used
to think Bon Jovi was the coolest band ever. Now I laugh at my obvious
immaturity, because I do not believe that anymore. Kids have no idea what the
hell they are doing they're "dumb" and "cute." (And getting more sexual activity
than me and those bastards can't even multiply)
Even Pollitt justifies my argument of the kid does not know what the
hell he is doing. "De' Andre's whole family was famous, until they stopped
returning reporters' calls after he punched and bit a teacher." The kid probably
will not grow up, and go around biting and punching teachers.
Pollitt also tries to argue the point when she asks "And how can we
raise children to respect another's limits at 13-- and-- 30 if we think it's
cute when we do not." She compares what the kids did to "sexual aggression and
violence." This is a little bit strong comparison for a bunch of kids who
probably have wet their bed's recently. They do not exactly have secretaries to
bribe with raises yet, or wives to beat. When I think of violence the first
thing that comes to my mind is tearing one button from a skirt. (Really) I do
not think these kids are anyway dealing with anything but their own ignorance.
Charge them with stupidity or immaturity. Come on, these kids are not even old
enough to laugh in health class everytime someone says the word "penis."
Another completely bogus thing that Pollitt suggest is if John Leo, who
wrote the column on if he would have though it was so cute if the boys had
kissed other boys. Would the principal have thought that it was sexual
harassment and suspended them in the first place? I doubt it.
It would appear also that because of Pollitt's past history she does
hold some anger towards people who mess with others when they are children. She
does not appear to be too much a centrist when it comes to punishment of kids
mistreating others. In fact, she probably
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