There area a lot of things that bug me about the media we have here in America, but lately one of the things that has been causing me the most frustration is when comments are taken completely out of context and the media, regardless of the obvious truth, fan the flames. I expect the politicians to do this, but at what point does spreading lies for the sake of ratings, eliminate the media's credibility so much that they're no longer useful? I've reached that point, and I think America isn't far behind. 3 Recent/Well-Known Examples: Rush Limbaugh saying he wants the 'president to fail' is a logical thing to say. If tomorrow Ron Paul were elected, and his stated goal was to slash military spending by 50%, medicare by 50%, and Social Security by 50% over the 4 years of his term, I'd expect political people on both sides of the aisle to say that "they hope the president fails". They wouldn't be talking about 'the presidency' or 'the country', they'd obviously be talking about the president's agenda. They'd hope the president would fail at implementing his plan. Hillary Rosen saying Ann Romney 'never worked a day in her life'. Ok, Hillary is a mother herself, she undoubtedly knows how much hard work it takes, the obvious point she was trying to make was that Ann Romney would have a hard time relating to the average American mom who takes care of kids AND works paid job. I understand why the Republicans jumped all over it, but did the media have to fan the flames? A poorly worded statement is cause for clarification, not demonization. Mitt Romney saying he 'likes to be able to fire people.' Well yeah, the opposite of being able to fire your employees is not being able to fire your employees. I'm pretty sure every single business man, entrepreneur, small-business owner in the world really values the ability to fire their poorly performing employees, or just reduce costs when revenues are down. Again, I understand why the left tried to make this an issue, but come on media... this is a pretty uncontroversial idea... a boss having the power to fire his employees. He didn't say he enjoyed firing people, but that he liked the ability to. I think the worst part of these types of media BS fests, is that they detract from the real issues. a 24/7 news-cycle is not a license to just make up your own news. But they all do it, every organization out there makes an issue out of things that shouldn't be. It's doing a major disservice to everyone of us who consumes their content and who would prefer to talk about issues that actually matter. Anyway, that's my $0.02. What are your thoughts?