Monday, October 21, 2013

NPR Gives Faux News Too Much Credibility

On Monday's Morning Edition, host Steve Inskeep interviewed David Folkenflik about his new book, Murdoch's World, which describes Murdoch's gargantuan media empire. Folkenflik noted that Murdoch originally doubted humans could affect something as big and complicated as global climate, but has come around to accepting the validity of climate science and the possibility that human activities could have such far-reaching consequences.

As you know, Fox "News" does not share that point of view. Inskeep asked how, despite Murdoch's acceptance of global climate change, Fox personalities can continue to put forward their rather skeptical viewpoint.  


Mr. Inskeep, to say that Faux News presents a "skeptical" take on global warming is like saying that one December morning in 1941, some Japanese had a spat with Americans. Their "news analysts" and guests have been overwhelmingly misleading, mischaracterizing, and deceptive regarding global climate change. There's a word for that, but it is not "skeptical."

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Pat Toomey and Scott Perry--My Shameful Senator and Congressman

From Pat Toomey's official Senate Web Page:
Senator Pat Toomey is a leader on economic, financial services, and budget issues.
So he voted in favor of default, and a government shutdown that cost about $24B that achieved nothing. 

My tehadist congressman, Scott Perry, likewise voted for default and to continue the disruptive shutdown.

These men claim to be concerned with improving the economic well-being of America, yet they act in ways that achieve just the opposite, adopting policies that hurt recovery from the recession, and impede the efforts of those who need to improve their ability to care for their families. Thanks a pantload, guys.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

GOP's Effort to "Save Taxpayer's Money" Cost $24B

Standard and Poor's estimates that the Republican shutdown of the government cost about $24 Billion dollars. And that doesn't begin to include the costs and hardship to those affected by the shutdown.

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