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See a pithy tongue-in-cheek visual that skewers Karl Rove and the Bush administration's disregard for accountability...here: www.thoughttheater.com
Commented Apr 14, 2007 on
What makes this new Rove newswire shot interesting -- just like the one of Cheney against the bushes during a Presidential press conference a few weeks back -- is the way it speaks to moral and organizational free agency. If, in reality, Rove is simply cluing in to the click-click off h...
Frankly, we are fast becoming the epitome of a Jerry Springer society. It seems to have become more important to have an audience and notoriety when confronting conflict than it is to attain resolve and mutual respect. That model seems to serve the needs of the exploited and those who seek to exploit; reinforcing all that relegates objectivity to the outhouse while making the frailty and imperfection of the human condition a spectacle that harkens back to the Coliseum. This situation isn’t and shouldn’t be about whether liberals or conservatives, this race or that race, hip hop or honky-tonk, one group or another, are more offensive and therefore more responsible for all that is wrong with America. I am not capable of judging the whole of Don Imus nor am I capable of crafting a recipe to fix all of America…and neither are the countless pundits and partisans who have sought to frame it so. I’m not a religious person…but I often find kinship with the imagery surrounding the portrayal of one called Jesus and his teachings of understanding and forgiveness. For all the banter I hear about the Bible and Christian values, it certainly seems to me that we are fast abandoning what many view as the sacred “tablets” in favor of the sacrosanct tabloids. If I’m right, all I can say is heaven help us. Read more about the dynamics that lead a situation to become larger than the sum of its parts…here: www.thoughttheater.com
Commented Apr 12, 2007 on
Not Liable To Help It
Not Liable To Help It
While feeding from the same trough, why would anyone in big media really stop to weigh either the Imus incident, or its perfunctory treatment? Yesterday's leading visuals in the NYT sum up how the scales of MSM "justice" operate. For the Rutgers women's basketball team, they get the one-t...
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