STEVE JOBS, to News Corp. owner Rupert Murdoch, as quoted by biographer Walter Isaacson.
If Steve Jobs can’t convince Rupert of that, then no one can.
That’s a very interesting perspective on the dichotomy. Most of the stuff we argue against here is not that Conservatives are actually trying to “Conserve” anything it’s that they’re trying to destroy things. Destroy civil rights, destroy voting rights, destroy the right to privacy, destroy the middle class, destroy social programs, destroy the voice of the people, destroy any and all dissenters.
I’d rather build and construct than slash and repeal.
The Rush Limbaughs of the world are very comfortable with a narrative that has Noam Chomsky, MoveOn and Barack Obama on one side, and the Tea Party and Republican leaders on the other. The rest of the traditional media won’t mind that narrative either, if it can get enough “facts” to back it up. They know how to do that story and most of our political media is based upon that Crossfire paradigm of left-vs-right commentary shows and NFL Today-style team-vs-team campaign reporting.
—Matt Taibbi (via pantslessprogressive)
What nobody is comfortable with is a movement in which virtually the entire spectrum of middle class and poor Americans is on the same page, railing against incestuous political and financial corruption on Wall Street and in Washington. The reality is that Occupy Wall Street and the millions of middle Americans who make up the Tea Party are natural allies and should be on the same page about most of the key issues, and that’s a story our media won’t want to or know how to handle.
Kinda thought that one would have been answered since it played an important role in the end of the last season. Too bad they seem to have forgotten all about it.