Last week's retrospective of David O. Russell's career had me thinking of a new category: Movie with the Biggest Heart. The Fighter may vie with Toy Story 3, but in the end would topple all contenders.
The insidious and deceptive self-branding that used to be confined to the corporate world is now also used by political message-makers, aiming to create a look and feel that consumers identify with intuitively.
It's bad enough to pollute America's top editorial real estate with lazy thinking, reporting and writing. It's worse to do so in support on unsubstantiated conclusions with large implications for the lives of millions of Americans.