Dangerous Idiots: White Denialism is Killing Us

Sarah Smarsh recently wrote an article for The Guardian entitled “Dangerous Idiots: How Liberal Media Elite Failed Working Class Americans.” My first reaction was the article was pointless, then I moved to finding it annoying, then infuriating. I have lived among the whites. I have observed their ways. I have felt the consequences of their … Continue reading Dangerous Idiots: White Denialism is Killing Us

Trumped-Up Trickle-Down; Saying NO to an Economy of Exclusion:

Lester Holt of NBC News opened up the first of three presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with a segment he called “Achieving Prosperity,” and its purpose was to clarify each candidate’s plans to close the wealth gap between rich and poor in American society today: “We're calling this opening segment "Achieving Prosperity." … Continue reading Trumped-Up Trickle-Down; Saying NO to an Economy of Exclusion:

Beyond Neo-Nativism; The Threat of American Anti-Semitism:

In a recent post, “The New Know-Nothings,” the editors of America condemned the incendiary anti-immigration rhetoric that Trump has used to galvanize a reactionary remnant of the electorate. They suggested Catholics be especially appalled since “recycling 19th-century nativist headlines would require little more than the adjustment of a few words: Replace Irish with Mexican, Catholic with Muslim.” America put American neo-nativism … Continue reading Beyond Neo-Nativism; The Threat of American Anti-Semitism:

Media Masters of Deceit:

A recent Rolling Stones article, “Stop Whining About ‘False Balance’,” argued that media consumers, not the media, are more to blame for the ascendancy of Trump. Therefore, media should just “shut up.” But that is what the Trump campaign wants everyone to do. So, let’s continue whining about false balance, and maybe we can find … Continue reading Media Masters of Deceit:

Waiting for Edward R. Murrow:

Every morning we shuffle and stumble to our places in front of the TV, flipping from broadcast news channels to cable news channels and occasionally checking out the other entertainment, if that’s what they actually are, channels where he might surprisingly appear. We know he’s coming. He told us he was coming. OK, he didn’t … Continue reading Waiting for Edward R. Murrow: