Monday, January 27, 2014
Monday Morning Reading - Of Fox and Rich Men
You might call this the "get out of your crouch, progressives!" morning reading:
-- Frank Rich has a long, provocative piece on why liberals should see Fox "News" as roadkill, and that, "Rather than waste time bemoaning Fox's bogus journalism, liberals should encourage it." We must admit, noting the constant crazy coming from Fox is like catnip to us. But rather than reacting to every Fox dropping, Rich makes the point that we should be focused on promoting bread- and- butter economic issues where we have the wind at our back (i.e., raising the minimum wage, income inequality, job creation).
-- Speaking of economic issues, Paul Krugman writes about the paranoia of the plutocrats, and why progressives should see it as a sign we're doing something right.
BONUS: Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog has a bracing rejoinder to the Rich article.