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John Powers on The Newsroom:”The show’s so riddled with disapproval toward those who watch Fox News, read the tabloids or enjoy reality TV that it feeds the cliche of liberals as smug elitists who reflexively look down on anyone who doesn’t agree.”

To which I say, ‘So what?’ If conservatives can somehow make idiocy popular, maybe progressives should try to make intelligence superior. You know, like leaders and people with spines might.

nprfreshair:

John Powers on The Newsroom:”The show’s so riddled with disapproval toward those who watch Fox News, read the tabloids or enjoy reality TV that it feeds the cliche of liberals as smug elitists who reflexively look down on anyone who doesn’t agree.”

To which I say, ‘So what?’ If conservatives can somehow make idiocy popular, maybe progressives should try to make intelligence superior. You know, like leaders and people with spines might.

It troubles me that the media celebrate women acting like bimbos on TV — it’s not cute, it’s ridiculous. I call it “Paris Hilton Syndrome”; there’s a place for that superficiality — but it must neutralized by an equally powerful, intelligent counterforce in culture.
Designer Prabal Gurung in Rolling Stone (via elledeau)
Obama knows how to defuse antiwar sentiment. When pundits advised Lyndon Johnson to declare victory and leave Vietnam, LBJ didn’t listen and became too unpopular to stand for a second full term in 1968. Obama is taking the advice that LBJ ignored, but with a twist: He is declaring both victory and withdrawal without achieving either.
Charles Glass

Republican media strategist Roger Ailes launched Fox News Channel in 1996, ostensibly as a ‘fair and balanced’ counterpoint to what he regarded as the liberal establishment media. But according to a remarkable document buried deep within the Richard Nixon Presidential Library, the intellectual forerunner for Fox News was a nakedly partisan 1970 plot by Ailes and other Nixon aides to circumvent the ‘prejudices of network news’ and deliver ‘pro-administration’ stories to heartland television viewers.

The memo—called, simply enough, ‘A Plan For Putting the GOP on TV News’—is included in a 318-page cache of documents detailing Ailes’ work for both the Nixon and George H.W. Bush administrations…