By Randy Economy
I really enjoy Facebook, but not so much recently.
Love sharing private and special moments with my FB Friends and Family. Great way to keep in touch.
Love the dog photos and silly videos that capture mankind in the most precarious positions. Love checking in with my peeps in the world of media to catch their latest reports, radio talk show, print articles and blog posts.
I have 5,000 FB Friends, I am tempted to do some deep housecleaning with some of you folks...
I actually know probably 95 PERCENT of you on my Facebook journey...we have had an incredible "cyber relationship," that has turned into some really solid real life bonds.
For the life of me, I don't understand the "hate wars" that are going on between my friends and family who are on the opposite side in the campaign between Clinton and Trump. To complicate matters, NOW the Greens and Libertarians have started a new phase of "Campaign Cyber War 2016."
Don't even get me started on the Twitter rants. Do you know that people are actually determining WHO they are voting for in November just on the Tweets they read? Seriously? We are doomed as a Free Democracy.
As an investigative journalist, I have dedicated most of my adult life exposing political corruption.
I understand a heated political debate.
I have also had my share of run-ins with the folks inside law enforcement agencies (yep THOSE people) who have not always been happy with me prying into their affairs. Then their are the mega-powerful political bosses who are in the game the make millions and don't want anyone playing on their turf.
This year, I have noticed that folks are just plain rude, obnoxious, and who are not playing with a full 52-card deck.
I have been called a Nazi, a Racist, Idiot, Stupid Schmuck, Homophobic (seriously, HELLO?) and my favorite, a "traitor" since I decided to register as a REPUBLICAN for God sake just four months ago.
Like my life long friend Diana Cabori likes to tell me..."this SHIT has got to stop," and it does need to stop.
So, the next time you want to pick a fight with me on Facebook, just because I attended the Republican Party Convention in Cleveland as an official California Delegation for Mr. Trump, take a minute and breath, exhale and repeat.
Clean air is good for one's soul.
Did I say clean air?
OMG. I think I just opened up another political can of spam.
Get a grip America.
Election day is till 100 days ago.
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Sunday, July 31, 2016
Facebook pits 'Friends' and 'Family' against each other during Campaign 2016
Randy Economy is the host of The Randy Economy Show each and every Saturday night on AM 870 The Answer KRLA beginning at 8 p.m. on the West Coast, 11 p.m. East Coast.
Randy Economy is an award winning Investigative Journalist and is the winner of four top awards from the Los Angeles Press Club.
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