Recognize fascism when you see it
A reminder that the media is not only odious in the Middle East from TPM's Josh Marshall:
As you know, we have cable news running in our news room permanently, flipping back and forth between the three biggies. And the percentage flow of obvious falsehoods, outright lies and what frequently verges on or passes for hate speech is just awe-inspiring. In an awful sort of way, but still awe-inspiring. I know it. You know it. But when I actually listen, pay attention to the stuff they're saying, wow. It's amazing that this exists as one of the big sources of news in this country. Just now we were listening to Megyn Kelly interview Mike Gallagher. Okay, I got it off my chest.
Whenever I go to Amreeka, I'm mesmerized by the cable news channels — Fox News most of all, but also CNN US and the rest. At times it's reminiscent of the broadcasts in Starship Troopers.