Kurt Eichenwald of Newsweek has always been one of my favorite journalists because he is one of these rare types in the MSM who is willing to go after bad people tooth and nail. Usually it's about politics, but today it is about fundamentalist Christians.
Even for him, this article took my breath away at how aggressive it is (although it struck me as kind of odd that he was writing about Christianity). At the very top, he calls right wing fundamentalists:
They are God’s frauds, cafeteria Christians who pick and choose which Bible verses they heed with less care than they exercise in selecting side orders for lunch. They are joined by religious rationalizers—fundamentalists who, unable to find Scripture supporting their biases and beliefs, twist phrases and modify translations to prove they are honoring the Bible’s words.
And it just gets more aggressive from there.
One of the things I love about the journalist Kurt Eichenwald is he is never afraid to just grab conservatives by the throat and rip out their windpipes. And boy, while so many journalists are spending their day navel-gazing, did Eichenwald do some ripping. It is the best series of arguments to use against your crazy uncle or even your sane next door neighbor.
In this piece over in Vanity Fair, Eichenwald starts off a brutal attack asking the simple question "Are conservatives ever right?"
Unsurprisingly, in an article loaded with facts and figures, the answer is no.
The MSM isn't always cowardly. Newsweek is out with a story about the republican "patriots" who are willing to hurt America if it feeds into their Obama derangement syndrome. It's aggressive, and funny.
The headline says it all: "Talking Treason: Is Hatred of Obama Trumping Patriotism?"
My favorite writer, Kurt Eichenwald, is out with a piece over at Newsweek slamming the modern militarization of police departments. But it also goes a lot further, showing a linkage between the use of this unnecessary equipment and violence against people of color.
Plus, the piece makes no bones about the reality that minorities face every day, using statistics that put the lie to the usual Fox blatherings: "The reason minorities feel at greater risk of physical harm from the police is because they are at greater risk."
Just look at the Supreme Court stories to the left.
"Sitting out to make a point" or any other excuse for not choosing a candidate who is more likely to select justices who will be more likely to protect the rights of women, labor, minorities, GLBTQ, and all of us who arent corporations means you are hurting yourself and your county.
Someone had to say it. Unfortunately, I missed it when it went up a few days ago. Vanity Fair's Kurt Eichenwald tore conservatives to shreds in a piece about them making fun of the @BringBackOurGirls campaign. It is loaded with links about the reasons these types of campaigns work, the reasons for it, and the effect it has had.
BUT..the part that had to be addressed is what it has to say about the conservatives, starting with the headline: "How Obama Derangement Led Conservatives to Laugh about Child Slavery." See more below...
What an opportune day for Kurt Eichenwald at Vanity Fair to torch the politicians and commentators who analogize anything they disagree with to Hitler and the Nazis.
As you might know from Laura Clawson's posting today, another billionaire - Ken Langone of Home Depot - compared criticisms of the rich to Nazi Germany. This is one of the more obscene habits of these people that has emerged.
Well, Eichenwald has finally said everything that needs to be said. I'm a big fan of his because he is never afraid to take a flame-thrower to those whose actions and words deserve it. This time, his target could not be more deserving. Read on to learn more.
This bill is a nightmare, and no court would uphold it. As the millions of travel dollars redirect from Arizona, GOP lawmakers will make mad dashes to repeal. It will be a nationwide spectacle.
Good. Bring it on.
The media fell all over themselves yesterday to mumble absurdities about the CBO report as it related to Obamacare. It has been documented here quite well - Chuck Todd et. al. seemed to not even read the report before they adopted the republican talking points that the report was a devastating blow for Obamacare, and then when they found out they were wrong, started to say "well the democrats still lose because truth is complicated.
Two news organizations weren't like that, and it's important that we begin to recognize not just when reporters are lazy stenographers, but when they do the work to get it right.
Last week, Vanity Fair ran a devastating and brilliant piece ripping apart the Republican lies (yes, they called them lies) about Obamacare. Kurt Eichenwald, the contributing editor who wrote the piece, promised in it that this week he would be coming back with another one on the truth about Obamacare.
And boy, did he. Here is part 2!
This one isn't the laugh riot of last week, because as Eichenwald makes clear, defanging lies is a lot easier and a lot more amusing than explaining truths. But what he hass written is the most comprehensive, clearest and impossible to dispute detailing of Obamacare that I have ever seen. If you have a tea-partier or Republican in your family, hand them the piece and give them some knowledge. More below...
There's a fabulous piece online about the Republican's relentless and dishonest assault on Obamacare, detailing and refuting all of the lies that they have been telling to counter it. The headline says it all:
"Are Republicans So Frantic to Stop Obamacare Because They Fear It Will Work?"
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