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Obama's moral responsibility

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So, I owe Obama a small apology. I got a bit annoyed by the seemingly return of "America, world police", because over the weekend I saw various media report the following (both in dutch, and in english):

Obama: U.S. has 'moral responsibility' to help rid world of nuclear weapons

.. while conveniently leaving out the fact that he originally said:

"And as a nuclear power - as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon — the United States has a moral responsibility to act. We cannot succeed in this endeavor alone, but we can lead it."

So it took 24 hours for a fair, balanced view without some press agency shortening the quote to a bite-size headline to reach me. Isn't that damaging? If I hadn't bothered to read the Volkskrant article (and why would I, knowing what the 'news' was already) I would have gotten a very slanted view of the facts.

Just one more example of how article length, sale-ability (easy catchphrases) seem to count for more than the actual content.
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On April 6th, 2009 12:41 pm (UTC), coronanl commented:
Maar Anneke, die zin is te lang om te begrijpen! Plebs brain will explode!!!
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On April 6th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC), kees_s commented:
Nieuws is alleen maar interessant om te publiceren als het slecht nieuws is of als mensen er verontwaardigd door worden. Desnoods masseren we het even.
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On April 6th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC), logpoes replied:
OT
Je icon!!! *pleurt van stoel*
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On April 6th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC), kees_s replied:
Re: OT
Kende je die nog niet? Leuk is hij he.

Er is er ook een met "Can't touch this" in plaats van OK in de button, maar dan greyed out zodat hij niet clickable is :)
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On April 6th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC), fub commented:
Maybe it's me, but I don't see the contradiction between the short sentence and the longer text.
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On July 20th, 2009 07:39 am (UTC), magneticdeath commented:
I saw you on a comm (can't remember which one), do you mind if I add you? (I promise I don't even use twitter! xD)
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On August 11th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC), ankie replied:
Hi :) Go right ahead :) I'm not like those people that react to random adds as if they're bees, running circles in a panic ;)
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On August 13th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC), bezigebij commented:
Off topic
Checked my postbox for the first time in weeks and found your package with the Rationeel Emoieve Training papers. Thanks!
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