In The Era Of Peak TV We've Reached Peak TV Apps, And I Don't Think I Can Afford Anymore TV Services 2/21/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Journalists love to say that we are in the era of “Peak TV,” which is true. Never before has there been as many TV shows to watch as there are right now thanks to cable, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. In addition there is the CBS All-Access app, plus many other smaller services that range from entertainment to sports to even conservative news programming. Odds are there is an app that offers content that fit your interest, with even more on the way.

With all these apps that you now need to watch shows, not only are we in “Peak TV,” we are in a Peak TV App world! And the costs are gonna start adding up for all these apps. We all love to complain about the price of cable, but the more apps we buy, the more money we spend, and in a couple of years, we may be spending more on apps than we ever did traditional cable.

I believe I’ve reached my peak with buying apps. I got Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and CBS All-Access. I don’t believe I can afford anymore, or at least that’s what I’ll say until another app comes out that I want to buy. And I have cable!

In a couple of years, I wouldn’t be surprised if apps started getting bundle together like cable channels are today in order to reduce the price and gain more subscribers.

Technology is gonna make us all go broke!  

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Posted on February 20, 2018 .

Christianity Is Almost Nonexistent On Today's TV Shows 2/19/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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I’ve had more free time lately so I’ve been catching up on TV shows and finding new ones to watch, and while watching a British show, called “The Missing,” it’s about a family on vacation that has a kid that goes missing, I’ve noticed that there are hardly any, Christian or strong religious storylines in shows now. Barley any mentions or references to God at all.

On this show, a lady at the hotel told the couple that they were in her thoughts, not her thoughts and prayers, but thoughts. If I had a kid that went missing, I’d be praying, begging God for help.

Granted Europe and the U.K. are more progressive and secular than America, but our media is no better. If you watch shows, even shows that are intense situations like this one, the solutions are becoming more man focused, than God focused. Especially if it’s a show set in the future, technology is the solution, Artificial Intelligence, never God, never religion.

I know that Christianity and God has never been the focus of TV, but in the past you would see more discussion of and mentions in the stories about religion than today’s new programming on TV.

If media is a reflection of our culture, if you turn on primetime television, you’d assume that we are a very secular society, and look how our society is falling apart around us because of this.

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Posted on February 18, 2018 .

It's Time To Keep America's Kids Safe Again After Parkland 2/16/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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It’s time for Congress and President Trump to act. The school shootings must stop.

Gun control isn’t the answer, just look at countries that have it, and the gun violence that continues, but there are things that can be done to keep our kids safer.

Number one, we need to stop having schools as gun free zones. If you notice, mass shootings nine out of ten times happen in gun free zones.

Our schools should at least be as secure as airports. When you go to an airport you gotta go through security, and no one has a problem with that because it helps keep us safe, so why can’t we have metal detectors and security at school entrances?

I don’t have kids, but I’m sure most parents would be ok with this if it meant keeping their kid safe.

Also, schools need to hire security staffs that carry. Obviously in these situations, having security won’t be able to save every kid, but a lot less would die if we had marshals at school like we do on planes.

And yes, a security staff would be expensive to put into every school, so Congress could pass a new penny tax to help cover the cost, or if you don’t want to do it at the federal level, make it a state or local thing. We’re spending billions and trillions of dollars now, so what’s another trillion more, especially if the cost is covered via a tax?

Seriously, how many people would be against a penny tax to keep kids safe? I doubt there are too many parents that would be against that.

Using common sense, there are productive steps that can take place to help stop other Parklands from happening. Increased security won’t stop every shooting, but it would help decrease a lot of them from happening. 

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Posted on February 15, 2018 .

Never Trump Has A New Leader As Mitt Romney Announces Senate Run 2/15/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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It appears the Never Trump gang has a new leader as Mitt Romney has announced a run for Senate in Utah. It’s obvious why he’s running, really there is only one reason he’s running, and that’s to challenge and to try to undermine Trump and his agenda via the Senate.

Oh sure, he’ll play nice in public praising the president, but behind the Senate doors, he’ll take off his nice guy mask and put on his John McCain mask. He feels someone needs to challenge Trump from the right, center, left, what ever he considers himself to be, compared to Trump.

Romney is the establishment, and with Romney being a former candidate, and a Never Trumper, he’ll have instant credibility, and anytime he criticizes Trump, the media that hated him in 2012, will all of a sudden find new love for him and respect for him and may even go as far as to say that Romney is a good guy.

If only the GOP had more leaders like him. They’ll even say they wish he was the Republican president, because someone like him, would’ve been ok, or Jeb! Bush. You know, someone that will be a good establishment type.

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Posted on February 14, 2018 .

Has Online Dating And Technology Debased And Devalued Romance? 2/14/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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It’s finally here! The day of love, Valentine’s Day. For some this is a happy occasion, for others, well, at least your mom loves you.

Either way, we live in really interesting times when it comes to romance thanks to technology and our culture.  

At the tap of an app, you can find a potential date, but all of this new technology that we have at our finger tips has gotten me wondering if all of these new ways to date is actually debasing romance?

We have all these ways to find a date now with swipes, likes, and follows, but pursuing someone digitally, seems to be a little less romantic than if you were trying to pursue her in person.

For some it’s almost a game to see how many swipes they can receive and how many messages they can send, all for a quick one night stand from a random stranger on Tinder.

This isn’t how romance and dating should be, all of this to me, seems to devalue the entire process.

While I understand online dating has worked for some, for many, it seems to be another technology that has taken away creating real, lasting relationships with people, and instead offering a quick fix, leaving many to be even more lonely as they sit at home swiping right all night looking for something really meaningful.  

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Posted on February 13, 2018 .

Everyone Wins When Free Speech Is Promoted And Encouraged On College Campuses 2/13/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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A study by the Brookings Institute surveyed 1,500 students about free speech and found that 53% of students believe colleges and universities should “prohibit offensive speech.” The sample was 61% democrats and 47% Republican.

The trend of limiting speech on college campuses seems to be one that is growing with each passing school year.

Anytime a conservative speaker is invited to speak on a campus like Ben Shapiro, a guy that is as harmless as a kitten, universities almost have to call in the National Guard for fear that there might be a riot over him giving his conservative opinions in a speech.

It’s ok if you don’t agree with his opinion, or any other speaker that may speak on a campus, but this is an overreaction.

The same goes for liberals that may be invited to speak. They deserve to be treated with respect and be allowed to peacefully give their opinion on topics as well.

The problem with colleges prohibiting “offensive speech,” is that your definition of “offensive” may not be my definition and vice versa.

For example, a speaker from Planned Parenthood could be viewed as “offensive,” while for others a Christian pastor that shares a traditional view on marriage could be deemed as “offensive.”

This is why it’s important to protect everyone’s right to speak on college campuses and beyond.

However, universities do have a responsibility to protect students, and a speaker that has a history of creating violent incidents on campus in reaction to his viewpoints and speaking engagements, I agree the college has a right to disinvite that person to speak for the physical protection of the students, but they should not disinvite a speaker simply to protect students from opinions they may not like.

The more voices there are the better because it allows students to hear a wide range of opinions that helps them to decide for themselves what is right, and what is wrong.

When free speech is promoted and encouraged, everyone wins.  

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Posted on February 12, 2018 .

Trump Is Right: U.S. Is A Nation Of Believers, But Are We Living Out Our Full God Given Potential? 2/12/18 - A Whittle Bit Of Commentary

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NPR reports that President Trump at the National Prayer Breakfast said that the U.S. is "a nation of believers" and that faith is central to "American life and to liberty." The president went on to say that the nation's founders "invoked our creator four times in the Declaration of Independence" and that "our currency declares 'In God We Trust.’”

I agree with everything Trump said in those quotes. We are a nation of believers, and faith is central to our history and our nation, but are we as believers living out our full potential?

Is America living out its full potential for God?

I believe that all of us could live out our faith for.

In a nation founded upon Judo-Christian values that continues to grow morally darker, we as believers need to be a beacon of hope, a light that outshines the darkness, and live up to our full potential in our personal lives as believers so that America can live out its full potential for God.

And if we live out our full God given potential, look out, because nothing could stop America then.

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https://www.npr.org/2018/02/08/584224065/at-prayer-breakfast-trump-says-faith-central-to-american-life

Posted on February 11, 2018 .

Your Kids Are Getting A Million Media Messages Per Day, And Hardly Any That Share Your Values 2/9/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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We live in a media culture that has a million messages a minute broadcasting their version of morality at our finger tips.

From Facebook, to blogs, to television, radio, music, movies, apps, billboards, its all-around us trying to influence and persuade us.

The main target of this massive culture influencing machine are children.

There has never been more media than there is now, nor has there ever been a moment in history where the media can and does have so much influence as the current society we live in, and with each new technology, this influence only grows.

The values the mainstream media culture teaches and promotes are probably not the values you want your kids to have, and I want to let you in on a secret, from a guy that knows the power of the media, from working in it, and getting a Ph.D in mass communication, and that is that unless you teach and tell your kids your values, they’re not gonna hear it anywhere else.

Almost nowhere in the media, except this show and maybe some other outlets share your worldview.

Even media that seems harmless, I can almost guarantee the producers have a political agenda, even behind cartoons.

The only way your kids will make wise media and moral choices is that you have to teach them, because the media won’t.

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Posted on February 8, 2018 .

Poll: 72% Would Date Someone From Another Political Party, But Where's The Poll Showing How Many Dates Lasted After Talking Politics?! 2/8/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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The big day of love, February 14th is just around the corner, and a new poll of 5,000 singles by Match.com, showed that 72 percent of those polled would be willing date someone from a different political party.

Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist and adviser to Match said that singles may consider those of a different party because not all Republicans are Trump supporters and not all democrats are for Hillary that may be the potential mate didn’t vote Trump or didn’t vote Hillary.

I want to see the poll that shows just how many of the 5,000 actually dated someone from a different party that started talking politics on the date, and not only made it through the date still liked the person, because I’m willing to bet that it would not be 72 percent.

In this hyper partisan, political world we live in where even standing for the national anthem is a political issue, I don’t see someone making it through a date with a Never Trumper or worse, a Hillary supporter.

That’s just a deal breaker.

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Posted on February 7, 2018 .

Maybe We Shouldn't Have Football Games If People Are Gonna Paint The Philly Town Red 2/7/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Tuesday, I praised the Super Bowl Champs, but today I’m here to criticize not just the city of Philadelphia, but the sports culture as a whole, and all the ridiculousness that happens in the streets of America when a team wins a championship.

It is absolutely absurd what happened in Philly after the Eagles won. Just because a sports team wins a game, doesn’t give you the right to tear down your city, break windows, and smash vehicles. Could we try to hold ourselves to a higher standard?

There isn’t nothing wrong with celebrating a win, but committing acts of crime and stupidity is not ok.

It’s so bad, Hardee’s posted a Tweet that stated the hamburger place planned to give out free biscuits to Philly fans, but could only do it if they didn’t burn down the building.

I’ve never understood the whole tear down your city when you win. Looks like that’s something you’d do if you lost the game. Either way, it’s uncalled for.

If this is the reaction people are gonna have, maybe we shouldn’t have football games. We can do better than this.

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Posted on February 6, 2018 .

Winning Rings, Winning Souls. Inside the Philly Eagles Christian Revival 2/6/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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The Philadelphia Eagles are the Super Bowl champs, which is cool, congrats to them. That shoud’ve been my Falcons in last season, but I don’t wanna discuss it.

The more interesting story of the Eagles is what has occurred off the field with the team.

A team video earlier this season highlighted many of the player’s Christian faith, with players offering their testimonies.

This season there was also a photo of the team together at a pool as Marcus Johnson got baptized.

Before the big game, there was a story that the Eagle QB Nick Foles wants to become a high school pastor after his NFL career is over, and after winning head coach Doug Pederson gave all the praise to Jesus Christ for the win.

With this NFL seeing being a dumpster fire, it’s nice that there was one bright spot this season with the Eagles using their platform to stand for something good.

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https://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/11/28/christian-players-on-nfls-top-team-talk-about-the-faith-that-binds-them-on-and-off-the-field

Posted on February 5, 2018 .

Facebook is the 800-Pound Gorilla in the Social Media World and Needs More Competition 2/5/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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I recently discussed the social media industry overall and why it’s time to bust the social media trust, and today I want to concentrate on the 800-pound gorilla in the social media world, Facebook.  

Facebook has more influence than you probably realize because they own more than you probably even know.

In addition to Facebook, the company owns the apps WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram, that makes the Zuckerburg company access to over 4 billion monthly active users, and granted there are millions that use more than one of these apps, but the point is that is a lot of influence on people for one company to have.

Facebook could sway an election, or other political issues if it wanted to with that kind of access.

In the recent quarter, Facebook did see a small decline in the hours per day people access the site, but it’s not enough to matter.

Facebook should be broken up. On WhatsApp alone, it has 1.5 billion monthly active users, second to the Facebook app itself that has 2.1 billion users per month.

I’m all for success and capitalism, but Facebook doesn’t leave much room for others to compete. Competition is good, and more voices and owners of social media would be a good thing and would advance innovation in this field.

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https://www.recode.net/2018/2/1/16959804/whatsapp-facebook-biggest-messenger-instagram-users

https://www.recode.net/2018/1/31/16957546/facebook-time-spent-decline-mark-zuckerberg-explanation-q4-earnings-2018

https://www.recode.net/2018/1/31/16957122/facebook-daily-active-user-decline-us-canda-q4-earnings-2018

https://www.recode.net/2018/1/31/16956826/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-q4-earnings-2018-tax-bill-trump

Posted on February 2, 2018 .

Foul On The Political Play: NFL Tied With MSNBC In Survey Of The Most Polarizing Brands In America - A Whittle Bit of Commentary 2/2/18

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I didn’t even realize until yesterday that this Sunday is the Super Bowl. That’s how uninterested I’ve been this season about the NFL. I hardly even watched it this year, except for some of the playoffs.

It’s amazing how times change. Twenty, even ten years ago, everyone loved the NFL, but now those days are over.

A Morning Consult survey on the most polarizing brands in America in 2018 has the NFL tied with MSNBC at sixth as the most polarizing brand in America. MSNBC!

That fact alone should be embarrassing enough to make Roger Goodell wanna resign in shame. 

This is a list the NFL doesn’t want to be on, but they’ve allowed this to happen, and they’re just gonna turn more people away if they keep going down this political road. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Super Bowl ratings were down a little this weekend. People are tired of politics in sports.    

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http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2018/01/28/survey-nfl-ties-msnbc-6th-most-polarizing-brand-america/

Posted on February 1, 2018 .

America Should "Shadow Ban" Anti-Trump Hollywood By Ignoring Them 2/1/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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As predictable as the sun rising, anti-Trump Hollywood lost their minds over his State of the Union address.

The typical Trump hating celebrities fired up their Twitter to let loose about Trump, believing that the majority of America actually cares about their misguided and uninformed opinions.  

TheHill.com reports that new anti-Trump TV shows will be hitting the airwaves soon, including one from Stephen Colbert.

If the ratings for the low rated Grammys and NFL this season isn’t enough evidence that America is getting tired of the constant Trump hate on TV, movies, and music, I’m sure they’ll be further evidence soon with more Trump hating media hitting the airwaves.

If we haven’t yet, we soon will reach peak anti-Trump media hate, and people that don’t even like Trump are gonna tune out, because this song and dance is gonna get old. If all Colbert can do is crack Trump jokes, then how creative and talented of a comedian is he really? If that’s all he’s got? He’s no Johnny Carson, Letterman or even Leno.

Recently, shadow banning on Twitter was in the news. I believe America should shadow ban anti-Trump celebrities by ignoring their Tweets, don’t even respond or report it in the conservative media. Ditto their movies and TV shows. Just don’t watch it, and if recent ratings are any indication, people already are changing the channel.

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Posted on January 31, 2018 .

New Poll Shows Americans Are Most Satisfied On Trump Core Campaign Issues 1/31/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Prior to Trump’s State of the Union address, Gallup released a poll about Americans satisfaction or lack of satisfaction, with Republican/Trump issues leading the way in satisfaction.

The telephone poll included a sample of over 1,000 adults from all states and the D.C. swamp, and showed that Americans are most satisfied with the economy, military readiness, national security, out of the 21 issues polled. Americans are least statisfied with the nation’s efforts to deal with poverty and homelessness according to BreitBart. 

Not surprising, overall, Republicans are more satisfied than democrats on the issues now that there is a Republican President in office.

So what’s the moral of the story here?

The moral is that Trump needs to keep doing what he’s doing because the American people are digging it.

Economy, military, national security, these are the issues Trump needs to concentrate on, and maybe health care, but if he sticks to his core issues, that he campaigned on, those numbers can only go up.

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Posted on January 30, 2018 .

The Trump Factor: The State Of The Union Will Be Unlike Any You've Ever Seen 1/30/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Tonight is the State of the Union and it’s sure to be unlike any we’ve ever seen before because of the Trump factor. The biggest question is will Trump stay on message and read the teleprompter or, will he go rouge and pretend it’s a Trump election rally where he starts saying what’s on his mind?

Personally, I believe he’ll stay on message, and will be Presidential and won’t be the reality star, but the political statesmen.

I’m sure the democrats have disruptions planned that may include yelling, booing, someone screaming out he’s a liar or something else. They’ll be yelling from the democrat invited peanut gallery for sure, if nothing else.

With it being Trump, anything can happen. I’m interested in what he’ll say. Will he present a conservative platform, or will he become more moderate and try to work with the democrats more?

It’s gonna be must see TV, and I’m sure Trump will Tweet the ratings the next day.

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Posted on January 29, 2018 .

Millennials, Amazon Alexa Is Cool, But Have You Tried Jesus To Get Answers? 1/29/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Sunday morning while getting ready for church, I had Hillsong Young and Free’s “This is Living” playing and listening to the chorus that says that:

            “Seeing the sun now bursting through the clouds

Black and white turns to colour all around

All is new, in the Savior I am found

This is living now,”

it made me think about how true those words are. Waking and knowing there is a reason that we are not here by some random chance, that there is a purpose to our life, that really is living.

Now I said all that to say this. Relevant magazine, reported on a new study from the Barna research group that shows generation Z, kids born after 1999, are the most non-Christian generation in U.S. history with 35% stating they are either atheist, agnostic, or unaffiliated with any religion. For millennials and Gen X, 30% felt they were atheist, agnostic or unaffiliated.

Obviously, younger generations are moving away from Christianity, which is sad to see, but not surprising considering the society we live in today.

To all the young that are out there listening to this that are unbelievers, you don’t know what you’re missing. You are missing out on so much by not living for Christ. You are missing out on joy, hope, peace, contentment, that can only be found in Him, in this upside down, increasingly crazy, social media driven world.

Amazon Alexa is cool, but have your tried Jesus?

The truth is just a tap away on your iPhone on a Bible app.

Until you have lived for Him, you haven’t really lived.

I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.

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Posted on January 28, 2018 .

The XFL Is The New NFL As It Plans To Promote American Values 1/26/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Welcome to the XFL! WWE founder Vince McMahon announced Thursday that the XFL is back, and this time it’s real football. No gimmicks. It’s not WWE on a football field. This is a real league.

I’ve already discussed on here how the XFL could give the NFL a run for its money by going patriotic, politics free, and in the press conference that’s exactly what he said is the plan.

It sounds that the XFL will be the NFL of old. Red, white, blue, and family friendly. He said that players won’t be able to take a personal political stand on the field, they’ll respect and stand for the anthem.

He told ESPN that "People don't want social and political issues coming into play when they are trying to be entertained. We want someone who wants to take a knee to do their version of that on their personal time."

He said this is football reimagined.

He wants the games to be shorter. Around two hours. No cheerleaders, which is a departure from the original XFL, and no players can have a criminal record to play.

I believe the XFL 2.0 has a real chance at success. What he’s describing is what people have wanted from the NFL, which is just a fun, entertaining family experience. Not politics. If he does this right, and promotes it as a family friendly and Americana alternative to the No Fun League, the XFL has a chance to be around a for a while. Season 1 of the new XFL kicks off in 2020.

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Posted on January 25, 2018 .

In The Era Of Fake News, A New Poll Shows Americans Are Less Confident People Can Find The Truth 1/25/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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A new Gallup poll shows that Americans feel it’s harder than ever to find the facts in the media.

Half of U.S. adults polled believe that even with media bias, there are enough sources now to find the facts, while 47% believe that there is so much bias it’s difficult to determine what is true.

This is way down from 1989 when 68% of Americans in a poll said that they believe people could discern the truth.

Among political parties, 72% of democrats, 46% of independents, and 31% of Republicans believe enough sources exist that people can find the facts.

In this age of fake news, lies, and bias, it’s no wonder Americans are less confident than ever that their fellow Americans can find the truth from the media. We have more sources now, but more doesn’t necessarily mean better.  

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Posted on January 24, 2018 .

The Democrats Don't Look Like A Party That Is Heading For A Political Victory Formation 1/24/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Remember 2016 when all the polls said Hillary would win in a landslide?

Well, the media has been doing it again about the 2018 midterms and according to media, the democrats are gonna have a clean sweep.

Like Hillary, the polls have the democrats up big over the GOP.

The democrats allegedly have momentum because Donald Trump is just so “hated” by everyone, that people are sick of the Republicans already.

I’m sorry, but I don’t believe it. I do not believe the democrat party is a party that is on its way to victory. This is the party that just lost the government shutdown to the Republicans and that never happens.

They keep telling us how stupid Trump is, but he keeps beating them at every single turn.

This is a party that voted against the tax bill, said it would ruin America, and now everyday companies are announcing new investments, bonuses and salary increases for employees.

The democrats look like a party that has no game plan, except what they’ve tried before. They’re calling Trump names, while Trump is winning games.

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Posted on January 23, 2018 .