Thursday, November 13, 2008

Media Matters for America -- All Over Conservative Media

I want to point out another excellent website we should all be following. Media Matters for America is, to quote their site, "a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media." We're going to put a widget for them in our sidebar, so check for the latest headlines there.

Boy, do they have their job cut out for them. As MMfA is reporting, the right wing print pundits, radio/TV personalities, and websites out there are already working overtime, spewing out invectives and outrageous bullshit in the direction of our new President-elect. Surprise, right?

Bob Cesca on Huffington Post has an excellent article on the subject today, entitled "What Doesn't Kill the Far Right Only Makes Them Crazier". He touches on some of the more spurious recent developments from the extreme right wing. It would be almost amusing if these people weren't often armed and dangerous, you know? I'm sure you've read how the sale of semi-automatic weapons skyrocketed the day after Obama was elected. Comforting, eh?

Yikes. The very least the rest of us can do is keep an eye on these far-right-leaning rabble-rousers and fight for the truth wherever and whenever we can. You get a crazy right wing email from somebody, write back and tell them why it's wrong. You talk to somebody who's repeating idiocy from some Dem-hater, go back at them. It's time to stop being polite to these guys. They'll never return the favor.

Go forward with the truth!

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