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I noticed of late that the "news" section is becoming political and partisan

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iKate:
I noticed of late that the "news" section is becoming too uncomfortably political for me.

I mean, I come here to get advice, network and help people, but the front page has TWO stories slamming Republican politicians.

I get it that the GOP isn't the best on gay rights, nor are they on trans rights. I don't think the Democrats are all that good either. Marriage equality was done through SCOTUS, and it is a constitutional right anyway. It's not a partisan thing.

And not for nothing, DOMA was signed by President (Bill) Clinton. RFRA was also, and it was also sponsored by Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

But that is beside the point.

It's not so much politics about issues, but the news section has become a place to attack people.

Can we have some better news rather than hit pieces?

I'm not threatening anything but because of all the politics I'm finding my time online is better spent elsewhere. One place in particular (not trans oriented) has banned political discussion for about 10 years now. And it is a really nice place to chat because of that. Otherwise it was just "libtards this" and "neocons that" which was totally totally dumb.

Do we WANT to tell the world that we are only of one political persuasion? I certainly am not. I am an independent and I have voted for both R and D. The first thing I heard from my friends when I came out was, "so you're gonna be a hardcore liberal now?" I told them, "what gives you that impression?" I then explained that we are diverse. They didn't know that. They figured we all were just automatically by default part of the Democratic party.

Something to think about.

stephaniec:
sorry, as far as I know for myself , maybe out of all the stories I've ever posted in the news section I might of posted one political one about Rush Limbaugh , but I'm not sure. I always try to post helpful articles along with some sad tragic ones. I'm truly sorry you feel that way. I've posted quite a lot of stories in the past year and I'm truly not aware of any of my postings being slanted in any particular direction. I'm again sorry If I have done that.

iKate:

--- Quote from: stephaniec on July 22, 2015, 10:00:50 am ---sorry, as far as I know for myself , maybe out of all the stories I've ever posted in the news section I might of posted one political one about Rush Limbaugh , but I'm not sure. I always try to post helpful articles along with some sad tragic ones. I'm truly sorry you feel that way. I've posted quite a lot of stories in the past year and I'm truly not aware of any of my postings being slanted in any particular direction. I'm again sorry If I have done that.

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I should clarify I meant the front page, not the news part of the forum.

And politics itself isn't bad, but these seem like hit pieces which are generally frowned upon in journalism circles.

Jill F:
What about all those articles where conservative politicians are helping our advancement?  Where are they?  I'd sure like to read one. 

Tysilio:

--- Quote from: Jill F ---What about all those articles where conservative politicians are helping our advancement?  Where are they?  I'd sure like to read one. 
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So would I.

It's hard to ignore the fact that the current spate of hate legislation (so-called "religious freedom" acts, anti-trans bathroom laws, etc.) is, umm... not coming from Democrats.

We're not the ones making it a partisan issue.

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