It doesn’t need to go out over the Internet and I’m not a big fan of Websites.
Drift never makes the case that war might be necessary. America would be weakened dramatically if we had underreacted to 9/11. However, Rachel Maddow makes valid arguments that our country has been drifting towards questionable wars, draining our resources, without sufficient input and time. People who like Rachel will love the book. People who don’t will get angry, but aggressive debate is good for America. Drift is a book worth reading.
Today television news is watched more often than people read newspapers, than people listen to the radio, than people read or gather any other form of communication. The reason: People are lazy. With television you just sit—watch—listen. The thinking is done for you.
Half of the headlines say he’s been cancelled. The other half say he quit. We’re pretty happy with both of them.
He thinks the country is disserved by the absence of truth in news, by the absence of honesty in public-official presentation, by the apparently infinite cynicism of those who currently hold high office. These things disturb him, I know that. He’s made these points to me. I think Al, and to my knowledge dozens of other progressives, would like to go beyond complaining to actually trying to fix the problems.
I told all of our guys, shut up, tone it down, make your argument intellectually. You don’t have to do it with bombast. I hope the other side does that.
Fox “News” chief ROGER AILES, in an interview with Russell Simmons, on the coverage of Tucson and, well, everything else I guess, by his right-leaning network.
By his own admission, Ailes is confirming two things: 1) Fox “News” is nothing more than a tool to rouse the right-wing rabble, and 2) yes, Fox “News” isn’t an objective news organization because, as he puts it, Fox is one side and everything else is “the other side.”
(via the New York Times)