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I think it does arraya, IMHO it exhibits complete bias, one side of the coin and all that. There is an implied opinion that the Clinton/Gore government is a paragon of governmental leadership and is beyond critcism.
As I said to Alex if you’re going to bash Bush, be relevant, and (unsaid) get your facts straight and verified. Dealing in generalizations is what a lazy person does or a person who knows that the specifics or details call their opinions into question which they don’t want,or a stupid person or, a bigoted person take your pick.
The mentality exhibited by many here is that ” the coin has only one side”. To exercise (or attempt) critical thought you have to look at the other side and even the edges (and absorb information that you find personally distasteful)to get as much information as possible to then form an opinion/theory. I won’t go into trying to be objective about it.
I stand corrected (I should have qualified the context I intended to use from the term) upon my choice of words with the term “sycophantic”. I could have been more precise in my wording. My intent was to convey some of the attributes listed below, (condensed from Mirram Webster). I feel however than beyond the “literal” definition the action behind the word is accurate
synonyms PARASITE, SYCOPHANT, TOADY, LEECH, SPONGE mean a usually obsequious flatterer or self-seeker. PARASITE applies to one who clings to a person of wealth, power, or influence or is useless to society. SYCOPHANT adds to this a strong suggestion of fawning, flattery, or adulation. TOADY emphasizes the servility and snobbery of the self-seeker