Words 28 Sep 2003 06:21 pm

Molly Ivins

Star Telegram | 09/25/2003 | No mystery here, folks by Molly Ivins is a pretty solid piece on how Bush is ruining our country.

I had read Molly Ivins a long time ago and remembered her being really funny while also good at pointing out the hypocrisy of politicians (on both sides). This article is not as funny as I remember, but the subject is hardly a laughing matter.

I am particularly interested in her comments that most on the left are wusses. This seems to be a fundamental problem with the advancement of causes on the left. The leadership in the right, or more so, the pundits in the media, on the right, seem to have no problem with promulgating nastiness. The American people don’t seem to be able to see through the nastiness or to do or request followup research to verify the claims made. If no one checks, then poeple can tell lies all they want. Reality and accountability go out the door.

It is good to see some journalists trying to track down the facts behind statements and bring the wrongs to light. That is what we need from journalism right now.
Hopefully, it will help motivate us to fix the problems in our country. Ivins has a good article about that too The U.S. Belongs to Us, Remember?

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