If an athlete or rapper or a politician had used that sort of language, they’d be soundly castigated the first time and might not have their job. But Alec got a pass just five months ago and still sounds forth from his MSNBC bully pulpit. But despite his highly publicized donations to the theater and arts via his Capital One ads, he couldn’t figure out a way to insult a photographer without using homo-hating words.
|By: Lisa Derrick Friday November 15, 2013 10:20 am|
|By: Swopa Friday May 11, 2012 8:00 pm|
I don’t know how much of a coincidence this is. But it is interesting to me that just about the same time as we learn the cruelty of Mitt Romney’s adult life was preceded by teenage cruelty, a video surfaces with Wisconsin governor Scott Walker explicitly promising a wealthy donor that he would use a “divide and conquer” strategy to break the state’s unions.
Even if it’s unsurprising at some level, it is still a bit stunning to see how not just cynicism, but brazen malice is such a large factor in our politics. Not even a small shred of pretense remains that the welfare of the public is the ultimate goal.
|By: Scarecrow Sunday March 6, 2011 8:29 am|
With the exception of the McCarthy era, I can’t remember a time when the facts pointed so clearly to mass public hysteria, denial and delusion among those who are driving government policies.