Counterspin, for August 19, 2011 - 2:00pm
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I enjoyed your interview with Jim Hightower (whom I have enjoyed for a long time), and Glen Ford (who is articulate and has hit the dot, or has gotten the dot as some would say).
What is it about mainstream media that makes so many excited about "Bachmann, Perry and others"? It is almost like they want them to win, or enjoy putting them down only because at their level of mediocrity these people seem easy to attack. But is it really critical analysis and attack...or just good fodder for "viewership, or indirect way of making them "interesting, appealing and adorable".
It is amazing how excited they are about these candidates. I even met people in Des Moines who openly admit that "big architectural contracts are now mostly for 'prison building or corrections'.". They are given money to build bigger and better prisons! That is where the architectural geniuses are now migrating too. Some achievement.
Why should we not be surprised that "economic policies, domestic policies, foreign policies and military policies are all linked"? The problem is that some of us knew this long long ago...and were taken seriously and were validated only in some circles. Beyond that we were not heard, never taken seriously and did not exist. Now some are trying to make us "disappear" all together. Ouch indeed!
Keep up the good work.
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