A line from a modest hit by the pop group The Fifth Dimension stated, “I won’t study war… no more!” While the MSM seems to wear that declaration proudly (putting it on display with every report from the field), this is hardly the only subject that reporters and editors are adverse to studying.
How about economics? We’re still hearing that “Big Oil” is making record profits. Yes, there were record profits — for one quarter. With gasoline back to $2.30, the profit margin is once again under 5 percent, hardly the stuff of robber barons. It’s still BILLIONS, the MSM exclaims, never bothering to note that those billions are built on TRILLIONS of gallons (that cost consumers a whopping 15 cents a gallon).p>Whether it’s the myth that America “consumes” 40 percent of the world’s wealth (actually, we GENERATE 40 percent of the world’s wealth), or that the gap between rich and poor is a calamity in the making, or that money spent is money destroyed, it’s obvious that the MSM refuses to study much of anything. br> —
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online