Tagged: Fox News

When Lies, Lunacy Rule

When Lies, Lunacy Rule

  Political debate used to be thoughtful and reflective. Delivered with grace and eloquence. Political orations were sometimes so resonant they’re still being quoted. And the orators live on in our memory. From Ancient Greece and...

Is Mind Control Working?

Is Mind Control Working?

  The Third World was supposed to learn from the developed nations. Patronizingly called “the White Man’s Burden,” it was considered the duty of “civilized” countries to show “primitive” cultures the path to fairness and...

The Oldest Dirty Trick

The Oldest Dirty Trick

  It’s the oldest trick in the book. Even toddlers do it. When some tot calls another tot a bad name, the response is often, “You’re the (bad name)!” Or: I know you are...

The Wisdom of the Masses

The Wisdom of the Masses

  The form of government we call democracy relies on the wisdom of voters. But when I read the daily round-up on Yahoo News, I wonder how wise America’s voters really are. This morning for...

Making up the News

Making up the News

One of the far right’s favorite ploys is accusing political opponents of dirty deeds they have done or are planning to do. The “fake news” meme is an example. I’m sure you agree that there’s fake...

Echo Chamber Strikes Back

Echo Chamber Strikes Back

I don’t usually watch Fox News. Or read the rubbish on right-wing web sites. But my nephew Chris sends me links to various “conservative” propaganda outlets. I guess he thinks I would benefit from an...

Now, Hillary is a Spy?

Now, Hillary is a Spy?

  One of the first cautions I received as a young reporter was, “Consider the source.” Obviously, nobody shared those words of wisdom with Yahoo News. The first “article” I saw when I turned on the computer...

Dangerous Media Moguls

Dangerous Media Moguls

  Las Vegas gambling czar Sheldon Adelson makes no secret of the fact that he doesn’t like journalism so why did he buy his state’s largest newspaper? The billionaire Zionist (photo at right), who...