The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #151268 Message #3529254
Posted By: Little Hawk
23-Jun-13 - 12:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: Do You Ever Lose Your Temper?
Subject: RE: BS: Do You Ever Lose Your Temper?
Yeah, sure "anyone has the right, even duty, to suggest that someone cite sources". But do most people? No, they just talk, and they voice the opinions they take for granted and assume those opinions have some real basis. They've formed a general view of things that they got from their parents, their friends, snippets of news they've heard, the paper, radio, whatever...and they normally listen to news outlets which support their existing viewpoint...thus strengthening their existing fears and prejudices.
This woman may well have heard stuff on the radio, on Fox TV, on the Net that gave her the ideas she is expressing. What she should probably not do is bother people in the Senior Center about it.