By Danny Schechter
December 23, 2012
When most mainstream media outlets discuss conspiracy theories, it is usually to debunk the views of dissenting and critical thinkers who are routinely denounced as simplistic, paranoid or worse.
You have frequently seen the mantra questioning their motives and conclusions as if the idea of people or officials acting together covertly to advance their interests in illegal ways is something new in history.
Until recently, US press outlets [...]
Typical distortions. Not intellectual honest enough to fight on a factual basis.
BRIAN BEUTLER APRIL 17, 2012, 1:45 PM 2853 45
In a new effort to turn the country’s debt and deficits into political problems for President Obama, Mitt Romney’s campaign is promoting a new infographic that draws a comparison between federal and household budgets.
It may be a political winner, but it’s a deeply flawed way to look at budgeting, as even [...]
by Mark Sumner, Daily Kos
There’s a mythology around politics, one that sees the ballot box and the floor of Congress as a battleground of ideas. In this star-spangled arena, progressives and conservatives square off in the competition to prove the worth of their opposing philosophies and the merit of their plans. Of course it’s not all high-minded rhetoric and reasoned discourse, there are selfish motives and personal ambitions, angry outbursts and [...]