The George Zimmerman prosecution ended with its much-ballyhooed ‘surprise’ acquittal Saturday. Sadly, the trial proves this simple rule. Do not elevate a single violent crime allegation, no matter how seemingly outrageous – it is the 24/7, ‘we never close’, vomit-inducing American society Value Meal – from Florida cracker state sensibility to national Great Republic racial barometer.… [Read more]
Fox News.com, “fair and balanced,” and this from their Twitter profile page: “Follow America’s #1 cable news network, delivering you breaking news, insightful analysis, and must-see videos.”
We have heard and read much over the years about how Fox News gets it wrong, forgets the “fair and balanced” thingy, does their level best to create conspiracies, and probably blames the president for the sun rising in the east.… [Read more]
Cable news is a joke. Although I see clips from various cable news shows every now and again, I stopped regularly watching the useless garbage years ago.
While cable news possesses numerous faults, one of my main criticisms sprang to mind after coming across the always-conspiratorial Alex Jones on the inexplicably-existent Piers Morgan Show — that criticism being that most of these pundits treat political, social, and economic issues with sensationalism and oversimplification rather than with the seriousness and in-depth analysis they deserve.… [Read more]
In less than the time it took for a waitress to take my order for eggs and deliver them promptly, I watched the news long enough to see four incidences of vicious, mind-boggling violence that ended in such things as murder, cannibalism, and the chopping off of limbs. Call me crazy, but maybe the Mayans were right when they predicted the end of times.… [Read more]
In a recent TED talk, Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke eloquently on “The danger of a single story.” In her talk she spoke of how “the single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story”:
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So…it seems the big headline of the day is that New Jersey’s governor, Chris Christie, has stated AGAIN that he is not going to broaden the pool of current GOP candidates by running for President.
What is it with the mainstream media in this country
ok, I KNOW that there are too many things to list!… [Read more]