The gang at the lake as been taking a look at the new trend at CBS Evening News after liberal Katie Couric left. The show made it clear it was going to try and regain the sparking sense of journalism it had when Walter Cronkite was in charge. Scott Pelley seems wonderfully suited for the task and has done the job. The news appears far more balanced and centrist. While achieving the aura of Walter Cronkite’s period of work is perhaps unattainable, the CBS crew has made some nice strides in that honored journalistic direction.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
On the Today Show, Monday November 7, 2011, it was wonderful--and near stunning--to see Newt Gingrich put liberal Ann Curry in her place. She kept questioning him about Herman Cain’s sexual harassment issues and he politely tried to put the discussion back to issues impacting his campaign, like jobs. He finally pointed out the anonymous nature of the complainants at the time and how it violated the ethics of journalism to use anonymous and unverified sources. Curry was shook that someone would question her ethics while working in support of the liberal cause.. She nearly huffed on to another topic. One does have to wonder if Curry actually knows what he was talking about?
Saturday, November 05, 2011
The continual chant of Class War related statements from the Obama regime have now brought violence and damage to several parts of the country. One does wonder if Obama is so out of touch with his supporters that he vastly underestimated their potential for violence? Does he still see the left as old hippies content on some drugs and watching the sunset? Well out of touch sort of comes naturally to them.
The potential for violence grows as the movement gains support from its Washington-based supporters like Obama and Pelosi. Of course, the people on the street should remember that Pelosi walks away from thing she says with a whisp of her breath, hence the collapse of the promised openness in the health care debate. Just politics. And Obama, well he is in denial most of the time anyway.
Of course in the end the real danger is that the lack of safety and public health in the camps will bring disease and the authorities by then will have been subject to so much leftist critique they will do what they are told and stay away. Let the Obama Regime explain the deaths and suffering then.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Is this the most divisive time in our History? Tom Brokaw, talking to Ann Curry on the NBC Today Show (Nov 1, 2011), said it was the worst he has seen. Having gone through periods like Watergate, Vietnam, and more; the gang tends to agree. The problem Brokaw did not address is that the older divides focused on more center of the road actions by government. Those of today are focused on extremism from the left forcing extremism from the right.
If you are vibrating around some middle ground, compromise is easier. If the fulcrum is way to one side as the slow, now speeded up, move to the left has brought, compromise from the other end cannot be expected. He looked for independents to work out some adjustment of this. This could be true. If they go left, however, then the slow shift left gains momentum and the divisive battle will increase.
If you push left away from a traditional center you have to expect the right to dig in. That is what we see in front of us. They cannot compromise because compromise has shifted to far away from the core values of the right and the Nation.