Let’s not talk about bias. No one is claiming she’s not - nor that she is a perfect newscaster - they don’t exist anymore.
Guess they never actually did, it’s just we had a more civil nation in general once. You know the first time I walked in the US Capital, you could walk right through the door, smile at the nice guard and as I remember sign a little book, then off to wonder the halls. Early 1970s. Look what they’ve done to our world ma.
But the substance of the book is what I’m trying to highlight, of course you’d chose to obfuscate and distract from the substance of the matter at hand -
Ridicule the messengers such a winning strategy in the land of the lost.
Carlos Lozada, Book critic
February 24, 2017
ON TYRANNY: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
By Timothy Snyder
Tim Duggan Books. 128 pp. $7.99
The early cautions that Donald Trump could become an American strongman, trampling our sad checks and loser balances, came in the late spring of last year — and they were both dire and a bit conflicted. “Trump is an extinction-level event” for American democracy, Andrew Sullivan declared in New York magazine, even while wondering if he was overreacting. And Washington Post columnist Robert Kagan’s broadside, “This is how fascism comes to America,” was as much an attack on a feckless Republican Party for falling in line behind Trump’s nomination as a surefire prediction of what was to be.
Now, nine months later, the warnings have become more specific and resigned, and thus even more believable. Trump may attract scorn and ridicule — think of the late-night jokes, low approval ratings and all that #NotMyPresident stuff — but he elicits ever stronger fears of homegrown authoritarianism. In the latest Atlantic, David Frum paints a plausible landscape of American illiberalism circa 2020, when voting is harder, self-censorship is rampant, Congress is submissive, graft is pervasive and truth is ever hazier. This is the gradual eclipse of liberty, “not by diktat and violence, but by the slow, demoralizing process of corruption and deceit,” he writes. …