The Index Card of Allowable Opinion|
I think most people know what I mean when I speak of the gatekeepers of permissible discussion. On the left, sites like ThinkProgress and Media Matters smear and attack those uppity peons who stray from the ideological plantation that the Washington Post and the New York Times oversee. On the right it's neoconservative sites like the Free Beacon, who have built a nice little cabin on that plantation, and who rat out anyone who tries to run away. Why, we don't hold any of the dangerous views of those libertarians, good Mr. New York Times reporter, sir! We are nice and respectable, and we'll be sure to keep a close eye on those awful subversives who, probably because of some mental defect, are unsatisfied with the Hillary-to-Romney spectrum to which we have been urged to confine ourselves.
Will the CDC Save Us From Ebola?|
I'd say they're more likely to spread it for job security. - Chris, InfoLib
Obama Considers Going After ISIS As Public Opinion Tide Turns In Favor Of Invasion|
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." - H. L. Mencken