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mattclary
10-31-2008, 11:35 AM
http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/10/31/kentucky-men-arrested-hanging-obama-effigy/

http://www.reuters.com/article/vcCandidateFeed2/idUSN3026388920081031

Sting
10-31-2008, 05:18 PM
Why? The people who do this are attention whores. Are you concerned that the media doesn't treat these idiots the same way? Are you concerned that the copycats are treated differently because they did it against Obama? The guys in California claimed that they do it every Holloween. The guys in Kentucky didn't make any such claim. I think this is apples and oranges unless you want to talk about how local laws treat things different across the United States. I've been reading some of the political discussions here and appreciate some of the observations that are different from my own. These people have nothing to do with the election or any sort of political discussion. I can't see this being an intelligent conversation about the media bias for or against a bunch of attention whores. This is just a distraction from talking about the issues. If you just want to talk about media bias, then that is an endless discussion. I don't know about the print media, but CNN, FOX, and MSNBC are all biased based on my own observations of them covering the same stories a number of times.