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Little guy be damned Protect the wealthy
Debate Score:21
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Total Votes:21
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Journalists look out for the rich because journalists are the rich

Journalist used to be a low paying job, so journalists looked out for the poor. Now, the path to journalism is through rich schools and through the rich elites. Journalists making low wages look out for those making low wages. Journalists who make millions look out for those who make millions.

Little guy be damned

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Protect the wealthy

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Journalists look out for the rich because journalists are the rich

Hello:

I suspect you believe that cause your fav newspeople are on FOX News, and they DEFINITELY look out for the rich.. I see you also buy into the Trump lie that the media are "enemies of the people".. It further exposes your ignorance of the 4th Estate.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FourthEstate

excon

Side: Little guy be damned
Developing(493) Disputed
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Excon, here is a Gallup article entitled "Americans' Trust in Media Dips to Second Lowest on Record"

https://news.gallup.com/poll/355526/americans-trust-media-dips-second-lowest-record.aspx

Regarding Fox News, here is a recent Forbes article entitled "Fox News Hits 65 Consecutive Weeks At #1 In Prime Time"

https://www.forbes.com/sites/markjoyella/2022/05/17/fox-news-hits-65-consecutive-weeks-at-1- in-prime-time/?sh=235189be6a64

Side: Protect the wealthy
excon(17269) Disputed
1 point

Hello hater:

Can't debate a liar.. Just can't, and I ain't gonna.

excon

Side: Little guy be damned
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I feel the rich should be respected for having the ability to achieve a level of prosperity which life's losers can only dream about.

The poor seem to derive a degree of comfort by casting aspersions and engaging in ''name calling'' on those whose higher level of intelligence, entrepreneurial skills, work ethic, ambition and dedication has earned them an elevated position on the ladder of the wealthy.

Side: Protect the wealthy
excon(17269) Disputed
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I feel the rich should be respected for having the ability to achieve a level of prosperity which life's losers can only dream about.

Hello N:

To become moderately wealthy is to be respected.. To become obscenely wealthy, is because you have friends in high places..

excon

Side: Little guy be damned
Norwich(583) Disputed
1 point

Can't agree with you there.

As I've said many times before, life is a competition and as with all competitions there will be winners and losers.

If the front runners in a race have lapped the tortoises a few times that seems to be acceptable.

Or, let's say the Chicago Bears beat the Washington Redskins 73 nil no one accuses the winners of cheating or having the referee on their payroll.

But when those who become hyper successful due to their ability, drive and discarding most aspects of life's social and domestic pursuits and dedicate their existence on God's earth to amassing wealth they become objects of scorn and ridicule by the laggards.

Side: Protect the wealthy
Developing(493) Disputed
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Excon, what is your evidence of your VERY ODD statements? So a person that wins the lottery has friends in high places? What is your description of "obscenely wealthy" (dollar amount)? Offer names of Elon Musk's high place friends.

Side: Protect the wealthy
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I can not agree with your claim that journalists support the rich because they are the rich, I think the problem is deeper than that.

In the 1900's only around 2% of people had gone to university and all of these graduates were part of the Establishment. They were the sons and daughters of the ruling and middle classes and most of them supported the Establishment. There were always left wing "eggheads" in the Humanities departments who were Bolshie but they were very much a minority.

What has changed in the western world is that the graduate class now account for between 15% to 30% of western populations, and many of hem are Humaities graduates (like journalists). That is a significant and influential political demographic. Many of them are "rich" but many of them are just public servants or journalists working for a wage. These wage earners should be called "working class" but that is a distinction which fills them with horror. Their ownership of a diploma means that they consider themselves special. They have a compulsive and deep psychological need to distance themselves from the working class people they used to claim to champion, but who they very much look down upon.

What defines this growing class is not money, but attitudes. They love to display their class affiliations by always having opinions diametrically different from both the working class they despise, and the bourgeoisie who are usually their long suffering parents. It goes without saying that their numbers are concentrated within the public service but they also cultivate the artistic class, as they consider them part of their elite group. Many journalists rub shoulders with arty farty types at Movie Premiers, Grand Openings, fashion shows, art galleries, and social functions.

Thus what we see in the bizarre behaviour of left wing journalists is primarily a form of class distinction and class superiority.

Side: Protect the wealthy
Norwich(583) Clarified
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You're big into percentages so let's look at a set of percentages known as the Pareto Principle.

In commercial terms this is usually interpreted as being able to recognize that 20% of the clients in a particular business-sector represents 80% of the market.

The astute businessman will identify the 20% and aggressively launch a campaign to secure as large a percentage as possible.

In the final analysis it's the guy who does less pontificating and effects his shrewd business plan who whizzes past you in his Roller on way to the luxury yacht he has moored in Monaco's Port Hercule.

Side: Little guy be damned
excon(17269) Clarified
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Excon, please stop with your cursing and odd mental breakdown, it's not a good look.

Hello hater:

Suck my Jewish dick, you piece of shit motherfucker.

excon

Side: Little guy be damned