And Man Became a Living Soul [Updated]

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n 21st-century America, I am feeling less and less like a living soul and more and more like a collection of data points. I place the blame for this at the feet of the American church. The church has, as the Bible refers to it, “lost its savor.1” Today’s Sorry State of Affairs I think that most people now realize… Continue reading

Slick, Clever, and Birlliantly Positioned!

Unlike most people I suspect, literally everything I see in media, online and on TV, I’m asking myself: “Who paid for me to see this and why?” Call me cynical, but I genuinely do not believe anything in the mediaspehere happens by accident. I believe that corporations have paid large marketing corporations to attain very carefully defined goals, and they… Continue reading

Pay Up!

I’ve noticed that GE has been pumping very persuasive, emotional advertising into the air waves: the GE factory workers who made the MRI machines meet with the cancer survivors whose lives have been saved by the machines. Yadda, yadda, yadda… I wondered for a second: Why are they spending so much in advertising, especially on MSNBC? Then it dawns on… Continue reading

Scrub-a-dub-dub

So, it’s finally happened.  The irresponsible, the calculated, the inexcusable rhetoric of extremists in politics and so-called journalism has reached the tipping point and created an incident of domestic terrorism.  Now Sarah Palin, whose name I had sworn I would never print on this blog again, is busy “scrubbing” her blog of these images and her hit list. I doubt… Continue reading

Maddow for President

I’d vote for her!  Shoot, I’d campaign for her!  She’s attractive and charming.  She’s witty and articulate.  She speaks core American values.  She does her homework. Obama, while infinitely better than his wretched predecessor, has been astoundingly disappointing as president.  This disaster affords him the opportunity to do right by the American people and fulfill one of the primary duties… Continue reading

Why Rather, Not Fox?

I should have thought of this… With all the self-righteous finger-pointing at Dan Rather and CBS over memogate why are the media ignoring the more pervasive, better-documented and more obvious bias of FOX News? In a wonderful post from our reader, limbo, on Who Says?, this excellent point was made. It bears repeating here. Many thanks again to limbo. If… Continue reading