NYTimes eXaminer and Marie Burns: The Propaganda Antidote By Political Observer

As a reader of The New York Times it becomes harder and harder not to feel that you are continually reading propaganda, especially if your a regular reader of David Brooks and his meditations on politics and other matters of moment. The challenge for me has become less onerous as I have found an ally in the NYTimes eXaminer and their REALITYCHEX commentator Marie Burns. Ms. Burns with aplomb and style takes apart the the ‘thought’ of various columnists at the paper of record, based in a refreshing dose of realism, an absolutely novel notion in this age of cronyism and political climbers of all stripes. Here is the link:

http://www.nytexaminer.com/category/columns/realitychex/

Political Observer

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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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