The decision by the Reagan administration has given us three decades of broadcast news that recklessly reaffirms prejudices.
Tag: New York Times
Ross Douthat thinks the president is mentally incapacitated and should be removed.
This man is not well.
Imagine a sports team celebrating a championship victory even before the playoffs have started, and you have a good idea of what the mood must have been like among Donald Trump’s top political advisors after the New York Times ran this story: A federal investigation into a long-ago land deal by Senator Bernie Sanders’s wife… Read more »
About thirty years ago, the Long Island Regional Poison Control Center ran a semi-famous ad campaign encouraging children not to treat prescription medicine as candy. The spot featured blue pills singing the following: This is serious! We could make you delirious! You should have a healthy fear of us– Too much of us is dangerous!… Read more »
Forty years ago today, in an article Donald Trump and his supporters apparently never bothered to read, the New York Times reported: To avoid accumulation in the air of sufficient carbon dioxide to cause major climate changes, it may ultimately be necessary to restrict the burning of coal and other fossil fuels, according to Dr…. Read more »
Presumably, Donald Trump didn’t bring the hack he hired to run the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, along with him to Saudi Arabia because the fossil-fuel fetishist wouldn’t want to leave that petrostate. The New York Times, presumably trying to reduce the public’s contempt towards its decision to hire climate-change denier Bret Stephens to foul… Read more »
It must be something in the water at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. That’s the only logical explanation for MSNBC executives reportedly planning to give obnoxious right-wing pundit and Donald Trump apologist Hugh Hewitt a greater media platform: MSNBC is in talks with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt about creating a show for him on weekend evenings,… Read more »
Forty years ago this Tuesday, President Jimmy Carter nailed it going away in a nationally televised address. The energy crisis has not yet overwhelmed us, but it will if we do not act quickly. It’s a problem that we will not be able to solve in the next few years, and it’s likely to get… Read more »
To quote the late hip-hop artist The Notorious BIG, it was all a dream. A dream that the world’s most prominent newspaper would actually cover the most important story of our time with the seriousness it deserves. A dream that the publication would recognize that false balance on climate science was nothing more than an… Read more »