This is the new normal of bully journalism. Goad, incite, confront and, hopefully, spark a fight. Bully journalism has nothing to do with facts. It's about the ratings. Confrontation sells, for the same reason that a fight in the high school hallway draws a crowd.
It's been a few weeks since I surveyed the Republican presidential field, but recent developments seem to indicate it's time to take another look. While much attention has been paid to Fox's reshuffling of who will appear on which debate stage, virtually nobody's talking about the complete collapse of Carly Fiorina's polling.
Could Donald Trump be a double agent? If he weren't trying to break up the Republican Party, why would he insult voters, colleagues, women, party members, Mexicans, and the media? He is that school kid that talks about someone being fat or ugly because of his insecurities.
Unless similarly solid historical evidence emerges in the form of records or on the record eyewitness accounts, it will be very difficult, if not impossible, for anybody to credibly challenge the veracity of Dr. Carson's biography.
Whether it's true or not, Ben, why even tell that story? Why tell that story when you are running for President of the United States? I don't admire hammer-wielding people in general, but I cringe at the notion of anyone waving the hammer at their mother. That is just wrong on any level.
The result of such austerity policies has been lost output and overall wealth that several economists say could last for years--and may even be permanent--hurting both jobs and economic output.
There is plenty of time to set the record straight before the 2016 election, but it appears as though Carson has fastened himself to the creature he built and is flying the beast recklessly toward a blood-thirsty media clamoring for conflict and chaos.
Christian persecution has become a new religion for many. These people take it on faith that a war on Christianity is being waged in America. The reality is, the only war being waged right now is one to define the religious freedoms afforded to Americans by the Constitution.
Cleveland -- In the most recent Republican debate, even Donald Trump bought Governor John Kasich's spin that the Ohio economy is "doing well." As an Ohioan I'll just say: If you believe that, Mr. Trump, I have a bankrupt casino to sell you.
The poor dears didn't care for the questions! So now they want changes.
It's been 144 days since billionaire Donald Trump announced his Presidential run and has been holding America hostage to his every whim. "I thought it would be over in a few days, a week or two at most, but there seems to be no end in sight," says a distraught Charlotte Kambrille of Noblesville, Indiana.
Whether it is the ludicrous beliefs of Ben Carson and his rabid supporters or the bathroom-obsessed bigots in Houston, this type of vulgar politics metastases when it is not confronted head-on.
Instead of complaining about everything except the color of the NBC peacock's feathers, the candidates should acknowledge the heartwarming political truth, which is that CNBC inadvertently gave those candidates the greatest gift any politician can ever receive. A villain.
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Hillary and her #WallStreetDemocrats apparently believe that it is okay to continue to have financial institutions that are Too Big To Fail. Her plan is to always have enough complex rules and regulations in place to control their increasingly complex investment schemes.
The goal of such a propaganda campaign is to teach conservative Republican values like unquestioned obedience to authority, the ethical superiority of capitalism, and the sanctity of American exceptionalism, which is a given if one erases our shameful history of slavery, the genocide of American Indians, and Jim Crow.