Baker has mastered the art of the conspiracy theory, the agile evasion of cognitive dissonance that has become the modus operandi of right-wing media at both national and local levels. For people like me, volunteers hoping to put a dent in one of our country’s most difficult problems, the biggest obstacle we face is not any particular policy point, but the refusal of a portion of our population to enter a debate in good faith. When a fact doesn’t fit, they simply deny it, or better yet, conclude it is part of a sinister plot by communists, Muslims or the UN. National media figures such as Glenn Beck and Alex Jones are famous for these maneuvers, but they’ve trickled down to local media and to conversation-level micro-denials as well, and they have poisoned the public sphere.
Dr. Rove might have been the last person in America on election night to acknowledge and recognize that the President won reelection, including the state of Ohio, so we’ll leave it at that
MTP had two round table discussions that added nothing to what we know and should have been eliminated. If Meet the Press is going to regain relevance it has to change its format. Perhaps a return to the original format of having one guest for an hour and a panel of real reporters actually asking questions. Sort of like a show where news figures “Meet the Press.” What a concept.
Evil implies a supernatural cause for heinous actions, and since we can’t fight the supernatural, we are excused from blame.— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 19, 2012
Please ask Mr. Clemente what the words of my supposed apology were. I’d be interested to know,” he said. “Frankly, I don’t remember any such apology
Watch how fast Tom Ricks gets yanked off of Fox after skewering the network’s Benghazi coverage. mediamatters.org/blog/2012/11/2…— Noah Shachtman (@dangerroom) November 26, 2012
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