Thu, 29 October 2015
I was just commenting today on how said it is that most of the really good journalism I read on American culture and politics comes from the UK Daily Mail. Maybe it's the fact that they are relatively detached from the political influences that plague our U.S. media but it's a sad state of affairs when the Daily Mail is breaking stories on U.S. government and corporate corruption.
It doesn't matter whether you're watching FOX News or MSNBC, the heavy bias of what today passes as journalism is mindboggling. There is no greater example of this than the most recent GOP debate hosted by CNBC. The shameful, onesided, distorted reality painted by the moderators at that debate is borderline journalistic malpractice. Even other media outlets have been forced to admit the debate was a sham.
Today on the show I illustrate this with just a couple of short clips. Ted Cruz framed it best when he pointed out to the moderators just how bias their questions were.
We then move on to education. Let me ask you a question. What would you do if you found a paper your son had written was graded by placing a large penis across the page? That's exactly what happened to an Al Paso child in...wait for it, a language arts class. With teachers like this it should come as no shock to you that 2/3 of all 8th-grade students today cannot meet the government's low standard for math and reading competence. Is it on purpose? I'm beginning to think so.
It's a humdinger of a show today. Listen now!