Analysis: How FoxNews Aims to be State-Run TV; its techniques and methods viewed through the lens of one story

A FoxNews story last night warned me of U.S. Department of Education funds being used (via PBS, of course) to indoctrinate children in the ways of Islam. The story was extraordinarily well-sourced [cough] via some outfit called the Christian Action Network (Slogan: 'spreading lies and fear for Jesus since 1990'). Like many of Fox’s National … Continue reading Analysis: How FoxNews Aims to be State-Run TV; its techniques and methods viewed through the lens of one story

The Concept of The Other

It's time to talk again about the 'Other.' The Other, as a tool employed to facilitate an authoritarian's rise to power. It's the 'them' in Us vs. Them. The Other. Because there's always an other. The notion is straight out of the Autocrat's Handbook. It's Authoritarianism 101. And it's useful for us - those of us … Continue reading The Concept of The Other

Left-Wing Radicals

  Everything old is new again... ‪Now that ordinary folk have taken to the streets to protest of this sh*tstorm of bad governance - ever since the Women's March kicked things off the day after the Inauguration - we should expect to hear the term 'left wing radical' with increased frequency in the days ahead. … Continue reading Left-Wing Radicals