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Do you guys think that the press should have made such a big deal about Mario Rubio drinking the water?

I personally believe that something like that shouldn't have had such an affect on what the media was reporting. I think that it shouldn't be taken so seriously when we have more important things to be worrying about.

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    Feb 21 2013: when asked what he felt was the biggest problem in politics today Pres. Clinton responded…."the Media"….
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    Feb 21 2013: No. I do think it would be interesting to hear each Chief Editor who approved the broadcast or printing of the Great Drink of Water debacle gave an (honest) explanation for their decision to make such a mountain out of the molehill. My guess is they would say "We give our readers/viewers what they want." And they might be right about that. Liberals want to mock conservatives and vice-versa. But, does anyone really want in-depth analysis, complete with video of a man taking a drink from a waterbottle? Doesn't every podium in the developed world have a pitcher or a bottle of water for the speaker? Surely we can find more substantial stuff about which to mock one another.
  • Feb 21 2013: I concur. The manner in which they treated him is becoming widely accepted, however. We laugh and joke at people because of their errors, miscues, accidents, discomfiture, etc and fail to show basic, simple compassion and respectful understanding. Jeepers! We are human and we may expect errors or accidents!

    Each of us could ask how we would want to be treated!

    When humans do not see value in each other, we are asking for more problems.

    And yes, we'd be better to spend our resources on far more important issues and concerns! Where are the wise managers behind the scenes who control what is put on the air?
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    Feb 24 2013: Mike, If you note that the pre-cursor to any statement on Rubio is: The rising star of the Republician Party. I do not think that even in the TED community (almost all super liberal) there is a argument that the press is heavely biased to the socialist views and with only one or two exceptions are solidly behind Obama.

    The oportunity to trash any one not aligned with Obama makes wide spread news.

    Is that fair ... probally not .... but neither is politics .... neither politicians nor the press care about either fair or the American people. Politicians want to be elected and re-elected and the media want the most share in the market or top sales.

    Money .... power .... ego.

    Obama is on the air everyday stating that the current problems are all the fault of the GOP ... a news conference from where ever he is playing golf that day.

    That my story and I'm sticking to it.

  • Feb 22 2013: I have to say, that the Saturday Night Live Skit was hilarious
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    Feb 21 2013: I've read a lot of comments online and the common thread goes like this "Wtf? Is that what the fuss was about"
  • Feb 21 2013: People are people Even the media
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    Feb 21 2013: NO