Americans, sometimes even more progressive ones, have become the most obtuse people ever to walk the Earth. I have never understood how people can allow themselves to be indoctrinated so easily by pundits.
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The Left doesn't seem to really have any well-known pundits, as such. The only one I can identify is Howard Stern. He seems willing to teach people when he's not shocking them. He has an eloquent and well-informed African-American woman on his show. Is that why people won't listen to him? It seems if me that African-Americans are the most sociopolitically intelligent segment of the nation.
Yet Americans won't listen to anyone unless they have lots of money, or are close to it. What makes people feel well-informed about being spoon-fed their political beliefs by someone like Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity?
"Well, let's get some honest answers about what's up in the world from a guy who just makes fun of the other side of the issues while he hits us over the head with his and his sponsor's views, while complaining that 'Fahrenheit 9/11' ‘doesn't present a balanced viewpoint.’" I find it fascinating that these same people call the Media 'liberal' when it's obviously very tightly-controlled by the rich. How else did Bush get away with all he's done?
Getting back to pundits, I must point out to the right-wingers that they have a much greater number of pundits and that their leaders rely on these people's one- sided diatribe very heavily to marshal the opinion of their followers. We in the Left still have, all by his lonesome and nowhere near as vitriolic, whatever you think of his antics, Howard Stern. At least he's not on pills.