Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. The dark decade of the two thousand aughts is now a full year in the rear-view mirror and for some, the time has never been better to move forward with a foot on the gas. Read more…
Conservatives love to whine and moan about the mainstream media in America having a decidedly liberal bias but the actual fact of the matter is that, outside a few small but prominent publications with out-front progressive editorial missions (such as The Nation or Mother Jones), almost every single widely-read publication skews center-right when it comes to voicing what’s considered serious, acceptable opinion on topics of the day.
To wit, Wednesday’s issue of the New York Times, a daily paper vilified on the Right and championed on the Left as the true mouthpiece of Liberal opinion in this country — despite mountains of evidence to the contrary — which again shows, to put it kindly, that it has no problem providing a platform for the most reactionary and draconian voices the punditocracy can puke up.
If there are two more heinously amoral voices for America’s most repugnant, unenlightened aspects than John Bolton and John Yoo, one would need to venture into the most remote precincts of places like the mountains Idaho or the swamps of Louisiana to find them.
Bolton, once the country’s so-called top “diplomat”, is an unrepentant warmonger and advocate of American exceptionalism who famously “joked” that the UN building in New York could have 10 of its floors blown up and “it wouldn’t make a bit of difference.” Yoo is the attorney on whose legal opinions George W. Bush relied in concluding that torture is legal.
Have a nice day, America.