Friday, September 2, 2011
A Media Enabled Armagedon
Now we all know that right wing radio and television have really put the crazy into politics in a major way. Republicans have a list of candidates that don't believe in global warming, evolution, raising taxes on the wealthy, or that the world is over 4 billion years old. You have a bunch of blue haired old people running around playing dress-up, that now represent the party of Abraham Lincoln. Republicans have gone from the Gettysburg Address to "Brownie you're doing a heck of a job." All but maybe 3 or 4 of the Republicans in Congress have not only signed on to a pledge never to raise taxes, but also a budget that will end Medicare as we know it. Where is the objective reporting that should point out just how insane the party of Lincoln has become? Don't get me wrong, I watch MSNBC all the time but it really seems to me that a lot of the arguments being raised are just to cause a reaction and boost ratings. If some nut is running around naked with a loaded gun, do you point out he is a nut with a loaded gun or do you ask him to run back your way so you can get better footage.