Monday, November 27, 2006

Turkey Shoot

There's no game in linking to the cascade of disastrous news about Iraq, our asinine Presidente, his shambling Administration, the massive amount of human suffering for which he, personally, bears the brunt of responsibility.

The thing to pay attention to is whether we're at a moment of shift, where the media story changes. You had Former President Bill Clinton turning the tables on Fox News' Chris Wallace as a kind of wake-up call before the election, now we have Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) kicking Wallace into actual decency this week.

So with the Dems winning the Congressional election and now, hopefully, getting airtime as new media darlings, I'm hoping to see more outspoken Liberals, and I mean that in the best possible way.

Richard Dreyfuss leads by example on Bill Maher's season closer. Check out his impassioned explication of Civics lessons and value of teaching it again in our schools. I couldn't agree more -- check out any yearbook from the 1950's and you'll go from giggling at the quaintness to wondering why we let the learning of our system of government leak out of the curriculum.

As if by someone's design.

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