This is probably more Jon Stewart’s fault than anyone else’s! It was he who was most responsible for CNN taking CROSSFIRE off the air. My favorite show, where articulate people on both sides of the isle and issues went head to head in a fair manner. I learned more from that show than any other about the politics and personalities behind the issues. It began with Stewart properly giving Tucker Carlton a whack but ended with a CNN decision to remove the show rather than the conservative nitwit with the bow tie.
For years CNN was the place to go each evening to get a hard angry dose of racist swill from Lou Dobbs. Excuse me, we no longer call racism, racism, it is now called "nativism" because the racists have expanded their ire to include Mexicans who are not "native" to… Oops! They are native to Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Wait a minute! Are these good old boy crackers native to any place at all in America? Seems only American Indians can truly be "nativists".
And then there is all the screeching from Republicans about the horror of "multiculturalism". Any need to ask what all that is really about? Or their smirking disgust with the term "community organizer"? Or singling out ACORN for destruction? O’Keefe’s next project is for the destruction of HUD I am told. Both ACORN and HUD are primarily concerned with housing the poorest Americans, who tend to be what color? Or from what other culture? The hatred of the poor is so intense in Republican circles they don’t even want them have a place to come out of the rain, or snow, or take a warm dump.
And of course not to forget their most hated slashed name used in a generation, "Jackson/Sharpton"! OH MY GOD!
There doesn’t seem to be anything a Republican despises more than sticking one’s neck out for the poor. In fact any hint of such a thing is defined as socialism, Marxism, Communism, unAmerican, unPatriotic, Obamacare and of course European Nannyism!