How does someone who won the Pulitzer 12 short years ago fall so far, so quickly?
I found myself reading a article today about how how Obama is unlikable. My first impression was ‘This article is really juvenile’. I then realized it was from the New York Post. It’s the New York Post – what do you expect? It was all right-wing radical fantasy. Again, its the New York Post – typical Murdoch News Corporation propaganda. Nobody with an IQ over 50 buys into any of this nonsense. But then I saw the bio of the columnist – a Pulitzer winner, and he is writing this trash? Sad indeed.
I then went to the Post’s website to his page. What a sad, sad collection of fringe sickness. Titles like “Schools’ Bitter Fruit”, “Teachers Blind to Reality”, “We have met the Envy”, “Report no Evil on O” – and the sad titles go on and on.
Why would a columnist with a prestigious prize under their belt go from real journalism to being a propagandist’s monkey? Money? How much would this be? I guess everyone has their price, but at the end of the day, this too is sad.
Perhaps he is just jumping on the ignorance industry ‘money train’. There is a lot of money in the ignorance industry, just ask Murdoch, Rush Limbaugh, the cast of FOX News and Glenn Beck – they have all become filthy rich in this trade.
What is the ignorance industry? You see, lot’s of middle-ages white guys wake up on their 40th birthday and think – hell, why am I not rich? The ignorance industry is there to explain. It doesn’t tell this guy that ‘Hey, dipshit, you came from the middle-class and you are going to stay in the middle-class. But, thanks for supporting policies that are clearly not in your best interest, just for that CHANCE to become a member of our club – we really appreciate it.’
No, they give a different explanation. It is not the rich, its the poor that is preventing you from achieving your American dream. The all powerful poor. It is the immigrants, the black people, the gay people, the ‘liberals’ (whatever that means) – these are people who are ruining America. A country with a HUGE welfare system (despite the face it is the smallest one of any industrialized nation). A country with ‘the best healthcare system in the world’ (despite the fact we don’t live the longest, healthcare here costs exponentially more than the rest of the civilized world, millions are uninsured, etc.). Are you getting the picture? Is he riding this train?
I hope so. Otherwise, he is just a sad guy.