All Conservatism all the time (i.e. getting only one side of the story) [View all]
I am so sick of this election. I have been for a year now. Since the Republicans are having primaries to choose a candidate to oppose the President there has been nonstop coverage of all things Republican and conservative. Every failed conservative policy idea, every right wing lie, canard, and every crazy statement has been aired and uncritically discussed, analyzed and presented with an air credibility and respect that is demonstrably unwarranted. Every candidate, election staff member, booster, conservative pundit, and marble mouthed, ignorant, moronic hick is constantly given air time to spew their lies and falsehoods without any follow up or challenge. It is a non-stop deluge of conservatism with hardly any balance or critical analysis. Yes we occasionally hear about the Occupy Movement activities. But it is often just a brief report of what is going on with precious little else or serious discussion of their ideas or interviews of participants. Compare that to the deluge of coverage given to the debates. Unless you expressly look for it, the regular news consumer is hardly ever exposed to progressive ideas. When they are it is usually only briefly and critically. Itís no wonder conservatism has such a hold on this country.