We are the 99%

October 21, 2011

The Trib: A Bully Pulpit

From Potter's Slag Heap.

After describing Nathaniel Glosser's departure from Occupy Pittsburgh and the obvious right wing smear so easily found in the Trib's reporting, Potter writes:
But that just raises the question: Why is a daily newspaper devoting its front page to right-wing talking points? The front page ought to be devoted to the important stuff -- like wars, the economy, and the strange death of Vince Foster. What's happened to news judgment in the House of Scaife?

Well, I think it's pretty clear: We're seeing a daily newspaper using its resources to bully people around, embarrassing them with personal information the paper can't even claim any public interest in -- simply for availing themselves of their First Amendment freedoms. Not the noblest use of a printing press I've ever seen.
The Tribune-Review: The city's bully newspaper.

7 comments:

EdHeath said...

Not to venture any opinion on whether Nathan Glosser is among the greatest thinkers of our generation, but I can’t help but think of another man who suffered debt for much of his adult life and was considered a failure as a business man: Thomas Jefferson. Actually, we already treat Jefferson the way most Christians treat Christ, interpreting both Christ’s and Jefferson’s ideas the way that makes us most comfortable and happy, as opposed to, say, accurately. Generation after generation of either Christians and/or Americans read the bible or the Declaration of Independence and are not troubled by the gap between the words and the way we behave. Actually, it strikes me that (non-academic) people who style themselves as scholars of Christ or the founding fathers are ones who twist the fairly obvious messages of these men into supporting the most unchristian or undemocratic of ideas and causes.

Winding down said...

A central human attribute ....cognitive dissonance....

Winding down said...

Christianity and republican democracy....great ideas for a terrific spiritual and civic existence....we ought to try them....

Winding down said...

N Glosser ...an example of what media do when you get on the public stage...?too bad the MSM did not treat BHO to a thorough vetting...

Winding down said...

Ed...have great weekend...You too....Dayvoe.

Winding down said...

1. circlejerk
refers to a pompous, self-congratulatory discussion where little to no progress is made.
1. "I just walked in on a circlejerk yesterday; it was terrible!"
2. "Did you catch that board meeting? Man, what a circlejerk!"
3. 2 Political Junkies blog


Whada think...unfair or spot on??? Or incoherent and non sequitur???

gtl said...

Completely incoherent.