Archive for September, 2007
Posted in 9/11, England, Holocaust, Iran, Israel, Jews, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Middle East, Muslims, Native Americans, Palestinians, Politics, religion, United Kingdom, United States, world, tagged antisemitism, Israel, Jews, Middle East, Muslims, Palestinians, Politics, religion, war, world, Zionism on September 28, 2007|
Posted in 60 Minutes, 9/11, Capitalism, censorship, Cold War, higher education, Holocaust, Hugo Chavez, Iran, Lee Bollinger, New York, nuclear power, nuclear weapons, September 11th, Tehran, terrorism, UN, United States, Venezuela, War on Terror, world, tagged foreign relations, Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, September 11th on September 24, 2007|
Posted in Americans, Business, Cold War, Fox News, George Orwell, Hollywood, Money, nuclear power, nuclear war, nuclear weapons, nuclear winter, Politics, propaganda, Russia, Sean Hannity, The Day After, United States, V for Vendetta, WMD on September 22, 2007| 3 Comments »
Keeping with my last post’s theme (whining about contemporary entertainment and its flaws), I thought I’d rant a bit about the absence of “good” propaganda in today’s movie. Why is it that whenever a politician or some faction of pop culture tells a lie, the lie seems to be told for the sole purpose of empowering all-powerful institutions such as the government or the major corporations that subsidize it. Such propaganda is abundantly observable in our society, but this form of lying is only deemed newsworthy if some audacious individual speaks out against it (at which point he is demonized and dubbed unpatriotic. (more…)
Posted in American Band, American Idol, Americans, Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader, Fox, Kitchen Nightmares, Netherlands, New Amsterdam, New York, United Kingdom, V for Vendetta on September 20, 2007| 7 Comments »
I don’t watch much TV these days due to the growing disparity between my interests and the tastes of the average American TV viewer. But there was a show scheduled for this fall that I was actually pretty excited about. “New Amsterdam” was a one-hour show about the people who settled New York City prior to the British arrival on the island, and it was scheduled to premier on Fox this fall. (more…)
Posted in 2008 elections, Chris Wallace, CNN, Dennis Kucinich, Fox, Fox News, media, Mike Gravel, news media, Politics, presidential debates, Ron Paul, _ELECTIONS on September 7, 2007| Leave a Comment »
If not for the chronic background laugher and Chris Wallace’s pomposity, I could agree with those who called FoxNews’ “First in the Fall” presidential debate a “success.” In fact was pleasantly shocked by how much time Fox gave to Ron Paul, especially compared to CNN’s shameful blackouts of Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel.
But by the end of the debate my patience had worn thin for Chris Wallace and his thoroughly rehearsed (yet still unfunny) pot shots at Paul. I was simultaneously disgusted by and embarrassed for Wallace. The one thing more annoying than Sean Hannity is watching the Chris Wallaces of the world obsessively imitate him.