Does Brooks not know, for example, that the American Revolution was in large part an effort by the Southern colonists to preserve the institution of slavery against rising anti-slavery sentiment in Britain?
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Conway went from being a powerful woman to a laughing stock after being called out for her repeated lies. She’s no longer a regular on the daily news shows due to her lack of credibility.
Steve Hochstadt: The storm of bad news from across the world delivered to us now even on our phones can be numbing. The bigger the world is, the smaller we feel.
Steve Hochstadt: Right-wing media push anti-European attitudes by making up stories about how Western European immigration policies have resulted in public insecurity.
Jim Stinson: After holding on through a tumultuous year, FBI Director James Comey may finally have gone a bridge too far by trying to undermine President Donald Trump in the public sphere. It’s a controversy that will complicate what’s left of Comey’s appointed tenure.
Irene Monroe: For too long Yiannopoulos felt he was unstoppable when it came to his unfettered free speech as an exercise of his First Amendment right
Steve Hochstadt: The German video is more pointed. There are photos of Hitler, who “made Germany great again. Steve Bannon absolutely loves him.”
Larry Wines: A late night comedy show in The Netherlands declared, on behalf of its country, that it wants “The Netherlands second.” Whereupon, it didn’t take long for ‘purt near every late night sociopolitical comedy/news parody show in the world to feel scooped.
Doris Wolz-Cohen: So in light of what’s going on in America, is the image “tasteless” or is it art? And, what is art?
Berry Craig: Matthews presents himself as a gritty, working-class champion who stands up to powerful politicians and their flacks like Conway. More often than not, he goes after them. In the Conway interview, he played lapdog, not watchdog.
Mel Gurtov: Trump’s “way” is to shout foul any time he is criticized, for as we have discovered, this man is innately incapable of acknowledging error, much less apologizing.
Joseph Palermo: The type of propaganda already emerging from our new government that hasn’t even been in power for a week looks less like the kind intended to “manufacture consent” in a democracy, and more like the state-sponsored propaganda of authoritarian dictatorships.
Ellen Lubic: A whole new political vocabulary has emerged from the Trumpists in our new ‘post factual’ world. Veracity is now in the eyes and ears of the beholder.