Right wing pandering at the GOP debate. saw this and had to share it. The music's my own, thought it sounded suitably heroic. None of these men know just what the hell is going on in the world. Lies have become the accepted norm in American politics. That isn't new, but it's getting more debased and shameless as we go on...just look at Bush. He's gone from this reality we're sharing. Same goes for these tools.
At times conservatives and liberals have trouble communicating. 23/6 tries to make it slightly easier with our "Closed Captioned for Right Wing".
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Linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky criticizes right-wing media outlets, which he describes as delivering a message of paranoia and economic populism comparable to Nazis during the Weimar Republic. "There were people with real grievances," says Chomsky. "The Nazis gave them an answer."
World-renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky has been pushing change in language, politics and culture for decades. The controversial expert on modern language explains why "the smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum." - Commonwealth Club of California
Noam Chomsky, a professor of linguistics and philosophy at MIT, is the author of numerous books on U.S. foreign policy, including American Power and the New Mandarins, Political Economy of Human Rights (two volumes, written with Edward Herman), Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians, and Pirates and Emperors, Old and New: International Terrorism in the Real World. His most recent books are Failed States and Perilous Power.
Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) breaks down the Gabrielle Giffords shooting at the hands of Jared Loughner in the context of various right wing politicians and pundits using violent rhetoric and imagery.
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Playing hooky isn’t anything new. Kids try to do it every day. But amidst protests to Wisconsin’s proposed union laws, adults are getting forged notes to miss work- and it’s a little more serious than forging mom’s signature.
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is investigating whether some of its doctors have been writing fake doctors notes for those protesting at the Wisconsin state capitol. Fox News first broke the news after seeing this tape from the MacIver Institute.
WOMAN HOLDING SIGN: “If you need a doctor’s note for work there are doctors on the corner signing notes.”
WOMAN: “So these are sick notes for work that people can have excuses for work.”
SUPPOSED DOCTOR: “We’re a group of doctors that are representing ourselves, not necessarily our work places, providing work excuses for teachers or other union members who need them.”
Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera aired more video on his show, showing one of Fox’s producers getting a sick note. He called it a “gotcha” video. He also spoke with a reporter on the scene.
GERALDO RIVERA: “How big, Mike, is this fraud?”
MIKE TOBIN, FOX NEWS REPORTER :“Well it seems like there’s a lot of these notes going around. The doctor we taped was not the only one hanging out handing out the sick day notes.”
As news outlets explode with this story, it has many asking, is it just a politically motivated tactic from the right wing? A blogger for Crooks And Liars seems to think so.
“So isn't it interesting that a right-wing organization would produce a news report saying such excuses are fabricated? Usually, the way this works is that part of the final negotiation also forgives the days missed for protests, by the way, so this is ginned up nonsense from the start.”
Blog News Hounds says it “smelled a rat” when Fox air the story. The blog says, “it got even smellier when two anti-union women, who weren't teachers, claimed that they went up to a ‘doctor’ and got these notes.” After pointing out the MacIver Institue is right winged, they go on to say the videographer featured in the video is friends with Andrew Breitbart, the man involved with the undercover investigation video Teachers Unions Gone Wild and the ACORN videos.” One more thing News Hounds says,
“The name that I saw, on the doctor's "excuse," was Kathy Orton. I could find no Kathy Orton listed as a Wisconsin doctor.”
Some really do believe the issue is happening, and aside from the political aspect, they are viewing it from a moral angle. The Atlantic Blogger Ford Vox says he’s able to identify with some of the physicians in the video and like many others, sees the consequences they could face in the near future.
“They've managed to belittle a public trust between physicians, employers and patients. A doctor's sick note is a serious document. It represents an employer's desire to verify through a respected, independent, medically qualified third party the fact of an illness and the true need for convalescence.”
News outlets around the Wisconsin state capitol report the issue is going on and that physicians say they are acting on their own, outside of any hospitals or organizations.
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Who's making intimidating phone calls to voters in Minnesota? The answer might surprise you. Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie released an affidavit describing a phone call linked to Minnesota Majority a far right-wing issue advocacy group. The caller indicated that the voter in question was listed twice on the public voter rolls. The voter (who moved addresses but kept their telephone number) asked who the caller reported to. They indicated Jeff Davis, president of Minnesota Majority. Davis co-founded Minnesota Majority with Republican Mary Kiffmeyer - the former MN Secretary of State before Democrat Mark Ritchie.
At an October 17th speaking engagement promoting his new book, The Prosecution of george W Bush for Murder, Vincent Bugliosi blasted the Right Wing Fear Apperatus as "more Republican than American". Distributed by Tubemogul.
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Party of former Catholic bishop could make Paraguay the next Latin country to vote in the left