Why are snippets of quotes taken out of context more important than actual substance?

Further NorthFurther North Senior MemberPosts: 1,699 Senior Member
I'm just wondering?
  • 47%
  • I can see Russia....
  • 57 states
  • I invented the internet

That's just a few, I'm in a hurry...

Are we that shallow, that stupid?
"Just because I criticize your argument doesn't mean that I disagree with your position."

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  • tim_stim_s Senior Member Posts: 1,952 Senior Member

    Are we that shallow, that stupid?


    collectively, yes.....we are a nation of satisfy me now, in 10 seconds or less, before my ADD kicks in....and please don't expect me to think

    honey boo boo, american idle/the voice watching vapid morons, collectively
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  • swamp yankeeswamp yankee Senior Member Posts: 187 Senior Member
    I'm just wondering?
    • 47%
    • I can see Russia....
    • 57 states
    • I invented the internet

    That's just a few, I'm in a hurry...

    Are we that shallow, that stupid?

    Yup. We get the government we deserve.
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 23,770 Senior Member
    47% is not a snippet. It is an actual statement in full context.

    I like to fire people is a snippet.

    I guess because they make for good negative ads.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • HextallHextall Senior Member Posts: 9,520 Senior Member
    Further North calls himself stupid, film at 11.
  • creekguycreekguy Senior Member Posts: 3,905 Senior Member
    Because the electorate is distracted and only interested in quick emotional charges, (now back to my twitters).

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