Thursday, September 02, 2010

It All Makes Sense Now

My mind really doesn’t want to acknowledge what I know to be true these days. It just can’t be true. We don’t have this many idiots running around in America. We just can’t. I refuse to believe it.

Building a Nation of Know-Nothings

”It’s not just that 46 percent of Republicans believe the lie that Obama is a Muslim, or that 27 percent in the party doubt that the president of the United States is a citizen. But fully half of them believe falsely that the big bailout of banks and insurance companies under TARP was enacted by Obama, and not by President Bush.”

Almost half of the Republicans? After all this time? Still? I can’t believe it. But the article goes on to explain it.

”In the much-discussed Pew poll reporting the spike in ignorance, those who believe Obama to be Muslim say they got their information from the media. But no reputable news agency — that is, fact-based, one that corrects its errors quickly — has spread such inaccuracies.

So where is this “media?” Two sources, and they are — no surprise here — the usual suspects. The first, of course, is Rush Limbaugh,....”

He’s right about that not being a surprise. Speaking of which, it’s no surprise that he names Fox News as the second source. But still, when you add up all the readers and listeners, it’s hard to imagine that almost half of the Republicans in this country believe this nonsense. I just can’t believe it.

But that was before yesterday. When I was standing in the checkout line at the grocery store with my wife. You know where I’m going with this. You’re standing there bored, with nothing to do. You might as well look to see which actress is having the space alien’s love child.

Okay, now it’s all making sense. What’s really bad is that this Globe cover isn’t the one I saw. When I started looking for the cover, I ran into a bunch more.

Scary isn’t it?

And for my readers that truly have too much time on their hands, you ought to take a gander at who owns these trashy magazines and start clicking on the links.

Globe (tabloid)

”The newspaper, as well as most of its rivals, is now owned by American Media Inc.”

American Media (publisher)

Roger Altman, through Evercore Partners, bought a controlling stake in American Media in 1999.”


Don Brown
September 2, 2010

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