I have to keep the issue of a Trump presidency (from which I recoil but for which I hope the very best) separate from the issue of the tens of millions of Americans who support him (with whom I disagree but with whom I live).
One short trip to the ballot box and I get to gripe for four years! What a deal!
You can publish any subjective opinion as fact by attributing it to someone else.
Trump’s protectionist economics would cut off both of my legs.
Future generations may ask, “What did they do when the ice caps melted?”
Well, the poor swam for their lives, and the wealthy took a cruise.
The Presidential candidates seem to have forgotten that they have applied for the job of leading us. I sure wish they would each quit telling me what they think of the other, don’t you?
Trump and Clinton both present visions of America that fill me with fear: a fear that drives me to isolation, or the fear of engagement. If a life of fear is inevitable, then I must choose my fear.
By coupling an objective statement with a string of subjective statements, a speaker gives an impression of credibility to an opinion that’s no more substantial than his choice of salad dressing.
Statements that assert facts might be objective or subjective, and of course they may be true or false.
Media messages are frequently presented to you as Mostly Dead, when they could just as easily be framed as Slightly Alive.
Here is a simple, common, powerful way a message-bearer can bias the recipient without even deviating from objectivity.
I am not convinced God is interested in participating in American politics.