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View Diary: Climate change coverage down 90% in 2011 on the Sunday talk shows. All Republicans, no scientists (148 comments)

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  •  It's time we sidelined the politicians (3+ / 0-)
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    NoMoreLies, PreciousLittle, LLPete

    What is it about Sunday talk shows that they pretend that understanding the times should come through hearing the mutterings of poilticians? Or just as bad, the mutterings of talking heads whose whole world is made of politicians?

    Nobody inside the world of politics 100% of the time can see a damn thing. They're not just in a bubble, they're in a black hole. And it warps them all. They're experts at nothing, knowledgeable about nothing. It's almost as bad as government by Bishops - whether Catholic or Mormon - but not quite. And so we must support Obama, who hasn't closed Gitmo, who feels fine about continuing the damage to our society from pot prohibition even when a majority of the population would end it, who drags on a losing war in Afghanistan, and who does nothing to punish the criminal bankers who threw the world into economic crisis.

    Maybe if the press still cared about the world instead of only caring about politics and entertainment, we'd have a chance. Fifty years ago science got constant coverage. These days, none.

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