Saturday, March 24, 2007

Whoever this guy is,

...he's on to something.
Matt Taibbi, of Rolling Stone, writes about the dynamic of hatred that is replacing news and political discussion in America. I wish I didn't agree with him, but he's right.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/12984925/the_low_post_a_look_back_on_the_birth_of_the_hate_era/print


Why the dusty, parched Hell won't Blogger let me paste in URL's to the weblink screen that pops down when I try to make a link? My readers (well, there probably aren't any, thanks to months of inactivity on my part) deserve better than to have to do their own cutting and pasting. What a crock!

At any rate, Taibbi is exactly right. To use Al Franken as an example: as much as I like the guy's politics, he has cast himself as the anti-Rush, as the other side of the coin. The problem is the nature of the coin itself. We are stuck in the age of "he said/she said", the era of "I know you are, but what am I?" It's ugly, and it's destructive, and I don't know if it has ever been different.

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