The Cult of Opinion

As we move through the first week of the government shutdown I can’t help but think that the so-called mass media has a lot to do with the problems we have been facing. Of course, we have the now famous problems with Chuck Todd and David Gregory, but that really is the tip of the […]

Chuck Todd’s Problem Spotlights the Death of the Fourth Estate

On Wednesday’s Morning Joe, Chuck Todd made an offhand comment about how the White House had lost the messaging war about the Affordable Care Act, essentially admitting that Fox News and the Republicans had been successful at confusing the public to the point that  many Americans did not understand it, and that the rest of […]

21st Century British Invasion

We are apparently experiencing a British Invasion of the 21st century. Those old enough to remember that Paul McCartney was in a band long before the one he has now, and before Wings, might remember the 1960’s British Invasion of the Beatles, the Bee Gees, the Rolling Stones, The Who, the Yardbirds, the Zombies, the […]

Birds of a Feather: The Syrian State-Run Newspaper and Fox News

At the end of an interview with Secretary of State John Kerry on Fox News Sunday yesterday, Chris Wallace had “one final question”: “One final question, sir, and we have less than a minute left. You talk about this is going to make it worse for Assad. After the president announced his decision, officials in […]

2012 Election Results: Lessons That Need to be Learned

It became apparent fairly early in the evening last night that the Republicans were going to get thumped.  As state results began to march across the map, with major battleground states turning blue, and Tea Party candidates losing, Republican hopes waned.  Their plan simply didn’t work.  The hundreds of millions of billionaires’ money didn’t work. […]

Selective Editing at the Fox Propaganda Channel

The folks at the Fox News Propaganda Channel are at it again. To show how President Obama’s executive order last week dealing with immigration contradicts his previous statements, Fox has been playing a clip of the president’s remarks made to Univision in 2011. Sean Hannity played it during a segment of his show on June […]

Joseph Goebbels Would Be Proud

Steve Doocy on Fox and Friends Tuesday asking Mitt Romney for his reaction to a Federal Reserve report which, according to Doocy, showed that “over the last three years the net worth of the average American family has fallen 40%…” Sean Hannity later that day, referring to the same report in an interview with Karl […]

Disenfranchise the Stupid

Jonah Goldberg, National Review Online editor, believes stupid people shouldn’t be allowed to vote: “Goldberg…explains that he believes letting 18-year-old Americans vote is a big mistake that should be taken back..Goldberg said that young voters are “so frickin’ stupid about so many things,” which is why, in his view, the system must change. “It is […]