Missing the Point!
What really frustrates me is "talk radio." Way too too frequently the call-ins ask a question and the answer misses the point. First of all, the caller has to waste precious time saying how much they enjoy the program...blah, blah..., then they come to their question. The person responding will take one silly aspect of the question and ONLY answer that detail and ignore the rest of the important stuff.
First I want to tell you how much I love your program.....my mother, father, children, aunt, etc., always listen and say how much they love you....
Finally they ask, "Nuclear weapons are deadly. They are a threat to lives everywhere. Yet the media's attention has been on Iran wanting the capability to posses nuclear weapons. Why aren't we focusing on Russia, China, N. Korea, etc, who have vast arsenals and are very capable of using their nuclear weapons"
Don't you think the question is "Why is the media focusing on Iran and not the big guns?"
Then, please, please tell my why the response is focused on the country of Iran.
People in regular conversation do this frequently. In fact, I've had facilitators take me to task for "putting them on the spot," just for trying to bring the topic back to the discussion.
Ugh! ....If only I were queen!
Finally, they ask,
hington politics. Most Americans know little or nothing about their activities and the media seldom bother to report on them or their profits, even though the work they do is in the service of an apocalyptic future almost beyond imagining.