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    ‎99.6 PERCENT OF "POOR" AMERICANS HAVE REFRIGERATORS

    the poor have refrigerators now?

    preposterous!
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    Thank God that they can't afford shoes, it would mean that we'd have to see them!

    I can't believe that was even broadcast, the Fox Network should be ashamed of itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by weesfreewheelin View Post
    Has anyone seen this show yet? Some fucked up shit right here.

    Yeah I watched it on Netflix streaming. I actually used to live in WV about 20 min from where they live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post


    ‎99.6 PERCENT OF "POOR" AMERICANS HAVE REFRIGERATORS

    the poor have refrigerators now?

    preposterous!
    This "young turks" guy is an idiot. Any disparaging commentary is his alone. The Fox guy never said any of the things he's accusing him of. He's simply citing the survey results. And bringing Obama into it? Where'd he get that?

    I see what he showed of that report and think "Ah, it's a story about how even the poor in America are able to still have these things. Good for us!" Then this goof comes on and says their lamenting the poor having these things? Where'd he get that? Oh, right… He made it up. Quality stuff….

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommywho5150 View Post
    I can't believe that was even broadcast, the Fox Network should be ashamed of itself.
    Ashamed for what? For running a report that the standard of living for poor people in America has risen? What's wrong with that?

    I can see where this Young Turks show should be ashamed however. This guys ability to distort and misrepresent such a benign story would make Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton stop and say "Whoa!".
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasVic View Post
    Ashamed for what? For running a report that the standard of living for poor people in America has risen? What's wrong with that?

    I can see where this Young Turks show should be ashamed however. This guys ability to distort and misrepresent such a benign story would make Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton stop and say "Whoa!".
    because the report sensationalised the fact that poor Americans can afford basic household items such as refrigerators and microwaves, it implied that because they're poor they shouldn't be able to afford such things.
    Sorry if my view differs to yours, thats just what i felt when i saw the Fox report.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasVic View Post
    This "young turks" guy is an idiot. Any disparaging commentary is his alone. The Fox guy never said any of the things he's accusing him of. He's simply citing the survey results. And bringing Obama into it? Where'd he get that?

    I see what he showed of that report and think "Ah, it's a story about how even the poor in America are able to still have these things. Good for us!" Then this goof comes on and says their lamenting the poor having these things? Where'd he get that? Oh, right… He made it up. Quality stuff….
    I think he took the part when the host said "in the last few years" and turned that into an Obama thing.

    I haven't seen much of Fox News but the little I've seen is crap. I haven't seen much of the Young Turks but the little I've seen is crap.

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    This guy completely misses the point. The point of the story is to bring perspective into the discussion about "poor" America, and that what the government cites as poverty isn't what we usually think of when we think of poverty. You want to complain about only being able to eat McDonald's? Fuck you. This is starvation you fat fuck:



    How about having a little perspective?

    This reminds me of a famous story from Soviet Russia where they had agents come to the US and take pictures of the "slums" to show on state TV how America wasn't all it was cracked up to be. They showed picture after picture of the shittiest areas they could find in America and the Soviet people were outraged. No, they weren't outraged because they couldn't believe there was poverty in America; They were outraged because there were shots of "slums" with color tvs in them, which only a small percentage of Russians had at the time.

    I'm also reminded of this:



    Two things: 1) this guy has a camera phone at a soup kitchen, and 2) the lady behind him looks like she hasn't skipped a meal in awhile.

    Contrast those two pictures for a minute.

    I'm not saying we shouldn't help these people. We certainly should and that's why we have the programs we do. But it just serves as a reminder that "shitty" in the West is "luxury" in many parts of the world. That is the entire point of this story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommywho5150 View Post
    because the report sensationalised the fact that poor Americans can afford basic household items such as refrigerators and microwaves, it implied that because they're poor they shouldn't be able to afford such things.
    Sorry if my view differs to yours, thats just what i felt when i saw the Fox report.
    No need to be sorry bud. Variety is the spice of life and all that…

    We just view it differently. I didn't and don't see the implication that you did in that story. The implication I saw was that the standard of living among the American poor has risen, is still better than a lot of folks in the world. The talking heads didn't say a single word placing any value on the percentages one way or another… The only one doing that is the Young Turks guy. He added all of that spin. To me this looks just like the video posted a few days ago where the MSNBC guy misrepresented Rick Perry's "black cloud" remark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    I haven't seen much of Fox News but the little I've seen is crap. I haven't seen much of the Young Turks but the little I've seen is crap.
    Hey, check it out! You and I agree on something! *Internet high-five!*

    Although I'd say pretty much all television "news" is ratings-driven sensationalism (read: crap).
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasVic View Post
    Hey, check it out! You and I agree on something! *Internet high-five!*

    Although I'd say pretty much all television "news" is ratings-driven sensationalism (read: crap).
    - high five my friend.

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    I think the point is that some that fall in the category of "the poor" don't make the sacrifices that many people make who don't get a hand out. My mom had a fucking Gremlin, we had no central air, I had hand me down cloths, bought store food instead of eating out, etc. Many of these "poor" today don't do this, they make no sacrifice to make ends meet, istead they rely on the welfare state. Not all do this, but many I have run into do.

 

 

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