1. Rob, you leaped, from a discussion about whether free media should be exempt from criticism, to home invasions and killing people. Who can argue with such logic?Iím still a little confused, however. You seem to say that free web sites should be exempt from criticism,2. but at the same time you criticize Wikileaks, a free web site. So, which is it? Should free web sites and other free media be exempt from criticism, or maybe youíre just exempt from the standards you want others to follow?
3. So, Rob, I take it that you donít watch TV, listen to radio, read newspapers or magazines on line, or visit web sites, if they are freebies? You must live a very sheltered life indeed.
Wow what a smell of burning hay!
1. Clearly, you don't understand 'thinking out of the box'. You should, by now, the phrase is almost obsolete having been around so long!
2. Wikileaks, the problem, has nothing to do with free or otherwise: it is a disgrace that such dangerous and unhelpful sites are allowed to exist. As I see it, the man is nothing but a trouble maker of the first waters. Does he - or you, for that matter - imagine that messing about with international relations is a brilliant stroke of universal helpfulness? Do either of you really imagine that any
relationship, personal, business, never mind international, is ever, can ever, work to a satisfactory end if it is totally transparent? Assuming you have a wife - would you really want to know if she has slept with your best friend - or vice versa if guilt was yours - and do you imagine that the world's salivating masses are the first people you'd like to inform of such an event, to tell of her peccadillos or yours? I'd hope not, for both your sakes.
3. I don't look upon tv as freebies. It's there, whether I subscribe to it or not and I do not. I watch news and documentaries and that's about it. The ads are often muted (when I can find the button) and I sometimes watch in that mode and they become rather entertaining, inadvertently. Okay, weak pun intended. But regarding press freebies, no, I don't pick them up at the supermarket nor any of the other places they get stuck. Neither do I look at the goddam leaflets that get pushed into the letter boxes here. An Indian restaurant used to stick little ads under the wiper blades on cars; I had one gum itself so hard it had to be scraped; I can assure you I wouldn't dream of patronizing that place.