Apropos Egypt: What I’ve never quite grasped is given the leverage of enabling “our” foreign leaders’ corruption, why isn’t enough to compel them to maybe not be such oppressive dicks, risking their nations’ stability and our security.
This would be the greatest thing to happen to America in decades.
Keller, not unsurprisingly, gets it completely backwards. Fox News hasn’t done much harm to the respect for journalism because outside a niche of nutjobs, no one considers it a reliable news source. But when Keller’s Times runs front page idiocy for no good reason, that’s what does harm. If the elite journalists don’t care overly much about doing a good job, people lose trust in professional journalism. If you can’t trust the Times, then you can trust no single source.
The destructive lie that is the Republicans’ fiscal austerity: proven not to work. (More here about this destructive stupidity.)
I’m ashamed for posting this: