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The Infinite Arrogance of Today's Media False Prophets
The Washington Dispatch ^
| February 4, 2003
| Murray Soupcoff
Posted on 02/04/2003 7:32:11 AM PST by BurkesLaw
In a revealing essay ("The Left Has Lost Its Way and Lost Its Voice") in Britain's Times last fall, Camille Paglia uncorked this insightful quote: "One problem is that too many leftist periodicals are run by callow cliques whose vaunted populism is a mask for snobbery."
No kidding! But in this scribe's opinion, Ms. Paglia's apt critique would apply to almost all of the American left these days...........
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtondispatch.com ...
TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antiamerican; leftists; media; rot
Must reading for the likes of Peter Jennings, Dan Rather, the New York Times editorial board, Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon!
posted on 02/04/2003 7:32:11 AM PST
Well said.... excellent piece! Too bad their followers don't use the brains they were born with and actually rationalize a bit...
posted on 02/04/2003 7:38:57 AM PST
"One problem is that too many leftist periodicals are run by callow cliques whose vaunted populism is a mask for snobbery."
The leftist "intellectual" elite is reminiscent of the courtiers of Louis XIV.
They live in an artificial world with artificial rules. (eg, political correctness). As long as they obey the artificial rules, they are considered superior people.
In that system, they don't have inherent worth, but are given a particular rank, according to their usefulness to the folks at the top. Their very existence, their ability to earn a living, is dependent on pleasing the ruling elite. They must constantly praise the rulers (of the Democratic party) and close ranks around the rulers should any scandal occur.
posted on 02/04/2003 7:52:42 AM PST
(Those who attempt to cool the earth would bring freezing death to the poor and homeless)
Left-LIberalism in the last forty years has not been content to just unleash the plagues of the drug culture, loose (and disease-ridden) sex, lowered educational standards, soft treatment of criminals, new standards of racial discrimination, hatred of the dominant ethnic group (white Europeans, especially males), Marxist economics, environmental nonsense, and the general assault on Judeo-Christian morality. Maybe the worst thing it's done is foster a sense of anti-Americanism and defeatism. If you don't believe in your own country after our titanic battles that whipped Nazism and communism which benefitted the whole world and not just ourselves, then you are one lost and sorry soul.
posted on 02/04/2003 7:54:01 AM PST
( For life-long happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
"Left-LIberalism in the last forty years has not been content to just unleash the plagues" [snip]
Great statment -- I add the acceptance of AIDS as victimless social ill brought on by conservative bigotry.
posted on 02/04/2003 10:03:22 AM PST
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To: BurkesLaw; Grampa Dave; glock rocks
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posted on 02/04/2003 10:04:14 AM PST
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