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Make that ‘Viewpoints’


I have a pretty diverse group of Facebook friends. I guess it comes from having a pretty eclectic history myself.

From all the different jobs I’ve had, the schools I’ve attended, the activities I’ve been involved in, etc., I’ve collected an interesting mix of acquaintances.

That is to say, I’ve got liberals and conservatives and libertarians and anarchists all over my social media feed.

I’ve got some very smart people in my Facebook friends list, and I’ve got some who, well, let’s just say “Bless their heart” and move on. I’ve got some doctors and some musicians and some entrepreneurs and some teachers and some preachers and some “subject to change at any moment” types.

One thing I really get a kick out of is when something big happens and they feel obligated to share their thoughts.

Actually, most of them simply share someone else’s thoughts that they happen to agree with. It makes for some interesting comparisons.

Take the recent death of conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. One of my cousins, a pretty diehard liberal, posted a news article with the title “Rush Limbaugh, Bigoted King of Talk Radio, Dies at 70.” And directly below it in my Facebook feed, a member of my church, who definitely leans to the right, shared a news article titled “Rush Limbaugh, Conservative Radio Pioneer, dead at 70.” If you don’t pick up on the difference, let me further illustrate my point… the first article featured a photo of a foaming-at-the-mouth Limbaugh in mid-rant while the second featured a photo of Limbaugh having the Presidential Medal of Freedom placed around his neck by Melania Trump.

The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle.

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