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Biden, Ryan and values

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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

There was a telling observation made in a recent Blaze post. For those who are not familiar with the Blaze, it is a conservative website, brainchild of Glenn Beck of Mercury Radio Arts and live-streaming video network GBTV, who present it as “an alternate to the mainstream media outlets who are distorting facts to fit rigid agendas.” Only Beck could say that about a Beck endeavor with a straight face. He calls it a news media site, no doubt deriving the distorted definition of news from Fox News, where he did a stint.

The post is a pictorial comparison of Democratic Vice President Biden and Romney GOP vice presidential selection Paul Ryan. The title was, “Joe Biden Vs. Paul Ryan: Who is More Manly in these 24 Pictures?” First is a picture of Ryan, rifle in hand, proudly kneeling behind a huge turkey he had just killed with a victorious conqueror’s proud grin (on Ryan’s face, not the turkey’s). In the next picture Biden is feigning to run quickly, playing a chasing game while nurturing a bunch of laughing tots on a park lawn.

This is so telling of the priorities between the liberal-leaning Democratic Party and today’s once-proud Grand Old Party, which has morphed into the right-wing, neo-conservative party. “Values” is a term sometimes too loosely tossed about, abused and misused. It would be interesting if the tagline on those two photos was “Who has greater values?” At one time that was an important virtue to both parties.

Nicholas Zizelis
Bayside

Editor’s note: The Blaze post now has 24 photos, including the ones cited here, which are posted under the caption “Both know how to use a gun.” Biden totes what appears to be a water pistol in the picture with the children.

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