Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Where is the Washington Post When we Need IT?

The Washington Post busy basking in the glory of the past is missing huge stories under its nose because they don't fit the agenda.

http://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/366442-10-times-the-intel-community-violated-the-trust-of-americas

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Nazism?

I never quite understood why Nazis are referred to as right wing, after all the term stands for national socialist party, and socialism is a left wing ideology.  I understand that the racist aspects of nazism make them right wing but their economic philosophy is definitely left wing, which makes the referenced article very interesting and shows I am not the only one confused.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/the-nation-and-the-nazis/article/2010847

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The stupidity of the media on display!

If it is true that the media is its own worst enemy here is an example of why - "MSNBC Analyst Says Its Unfortunate Voters Shape Public Policy."  In other words in her opinion it would be better if the media shaped Public Policy, because American voters cannot be trusted to fully understand the complexities of the modern day world.  The media must select which "news stories" are presented to the public and explain those selected stories in a way that they can comprehend.  It is a short jog from this view to oligarchy.
https://www.lifezette.com/polizette/msnbc-analyst-its-unfortunate-public-policy-results-from-how-you-voted-in-an-election/

What is wrong with the media?

I recently read an article in the LA Times by Matt Welch (link below) which basically opines that the media is at war with its critics over Donald Trump, and thus has lost whatever credibility it my have had.  Jake Tapper is quoted in the article as saying "We are not the resistance.  We are not the opposition. We are here to tell the truth, report the facts..."  The media does not do this very well lately because they are in love with their own opinions and their main opinion is that Donald Trump is not their kind of President.  Look if you want to make Trump look bad it is not that hard he really does it all by himself, so just report don't opine.
http://beta.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-welch-media-criticism-moore-20171213-story.html