For better or worse, that is exactly how many of the leading voices in Republican TV and Radio feel about the current generation of young adults – generation stupid. The terms “arrogant,” “entitled,” “fragile,” “lazy,” and “narcissistic” have been the hallmarks of GOP media idea-makers’ descriptions of young adults. Once election season ends, these same pundits are quick … Continue reading
Tag Archives: Fox News
What Women Want
I am not Mel Gibson and you, presumably, are not Helen Hunt (Helen, if you do read this, you’re awesome). But the movie starring these two actors – in which Gibson’s character falls, hits his head, and is suddenly able to hear women’s thoughts – is unfortunately reminiscent of a current policy debate. On Wednesday, … Continue reading
Department of Justice Reveals Deep-Seated Contempt for the Press and First Amendment
The full fury of the press corps has recently been directed towards the Obama administration and their investigations into two leaks – one looking into an AP story on a foiled terrorist plot, and the other, a Fox News story on North Korean nuclear tests. The two Department of Justice probes, while similar in scope, … Continue reading
On Media Bias and Chris Matthews’ Buffoonery
As a conservative, I’m always hesitant to make the claim of media bias, for two reasons. First, I think the conservative claim of the mainstream media’s bias is often overwrought and self-fulfilling. Politicians and their staffs feel wronged and unfairly treated and, as a result, create an us-versus-them atmosphere that only perpetuates the irascible relationship. … Continue reading
Fact-Based Opinions: The User’s Manual
The game of politics. Some wish they could win it; everyone wishes they could understand it. Naturally, the game involves playing. (It is a game, after all.) So, it comes as no surprise when, during this political season, “Fact Checkers” pop up left and right. We laypeople need the plain truth, not the politicized version … Continue reading
What Does It Really Mean to be American?
Yesterday morning I attend a panel at the Brookings Institution on “What It Means to be American: New Poll Explores Attitudes in an Increasingly Diverse America”, organized in co-operation with the Public Religion Research Institute. The panel reported the results of a poll conducted by PRRI on attitudes that Americans have towards Islam, American Muslims, … Continue reading
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