The Media

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If Progressive Caucus’ ‘Back to Work Budget’ Gets Ignored, Does it Even Exist?

While my NPR station was blathering on about fake Serious Person Paul Ryan and his masturbatory homage to Ayn Rand and the slightly more realistic budget coming from Sen. Patty Murray and Senate Democrats, the House Progressive Caucus quietly (in media terms) released its Back to Work Budget this week.

Contained within is a whole host of liberal red meat: Tax increases on the wealthy! Infrastructure investments! Investment income taxed like wage income! Initiatives to target climate change! It also has a healthy dose of unintended irony.

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No One Should Take Andrew Breitbart Seriously

In what kind of bizarro dimension would Andrew Breitbart continue to be taken seriously as a newsman despite his obvious lack of credibility and well documented history of lying and falsifying evidence? Unfortunately we’re living in that dimension and it’s becoming just all too ridiculous. With Anthony Weiner’s resignation all but confirmed it would seem that Breitbart has quashed yet another source of progressivism in American society. So long as American media continue to indulge Breitbart’s vile output he will remain a poisonous influence on public discourse and society at large. For the American public to save itself  they must stop taking Breitbart seriously. Continue reading

Jim Tressel, Tattoo Parlors, and the Media

Depending on who you listen to, recently dismissed Ohio State coach Jim Tressel is either a snake who ran a dirty program that still couldn’t keep up with the SEC, or a decent man who went to great lengths to maintain the blissful ignorance needed to run a major college sports program. As with most debates involving two extremes, the truth likely lies somewhere in the middle, a place today’s media rarely shows in interest in exploring. Continue reading