I must say, watching a small government conservative who’s spent his entire life sucking on the government teat argue for John Kasich can get tedious.? But this level of hypocrisy, to the point of personally embodying every level of fiction that Republicanism has become, does have its good days.

Like today, as Jon Keeling goes catatonic over John Kasich’s claiming that, unlike Ted Strickland, he’d know the names of everyone he met with, while not knowing the names of anyone he was meeting with at the moment he claimed it.? That, in itself, is sublime.? Keeling’s response?

For those unclear of what I mean when I say “false equivalence”, equivalence is defined as such:?the state or fact of being equivalent; equality in value, force, significance, etc.?Falsely equivocating something encourages the perception that two situations are “equal in significance”, when in reality, they aren’t.

Yes, Jon Keeling, whose ideology if he lived by it would make Keeling unemployed, is lecturing on something that he claims is “false”.? Not even by reading Alice in Wonderland on acid can you disappear this far into cosmic folds in the time space continuum. Maybe I should try it sometime!? Wait….never mind, I have Jon Keeling for that.

In the world of mainstream journalism, these kind of petty gotcha games based on false equivalence are what continues to push readers away.

Someone pass the bong.

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  • The problem here is that Keeling confuses mainstream journalism with Fox News-style fake journalism – which is all that Kasich seems to understand.

    There really is no such thing as “gotcha” journalism.

    It's a term made up by people like Sarah Palin's handlers – people trying to defend idealess political simpletons like Palin and Kasich.

    Ted Strickland talks to everyone. Every TV station. Every paper. He answers all of the questions he's asked to the best of his ability. Sometimes he shakes his head or stumbles but he's honest and he's real which is a lot more than I can say for John Kasich.

  • dave

    Maybe I'm missing something, but is the DDN threatening to leave the state? Are thousands of relatively high paying jobs in Dayton going away unless Kasich gives as much attention to the DDN as he says he would to NCR leadership?

    Yes, that's rhetorical. The DDN reporter crew were fairly cute here, but fifth grade logic applied properly, fairly irrelevant. OK maybe eighth grade logic

  • What's the old adage? When you're explaining, you're losing. Keeling has been 'splaining a lot lately. Bottom line? Don't make the argument unless you are prepared and ON TIME! LOL. Thanks for playing, Dave. Good to hear from you.

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