PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

Glen Beck, health care lies, and comic books

"To post this video and then dismiss Beck's narrative as simply bizarre is to completely miss the point. Non-sense and anti-intellectualism form the crux of what Beck is about. What you can bank on is a delusional form of argumentation and case-making where simple and highly repetitive hate- and scare-mongering is couched around a (indecipherable) internal logic that, by virtue of Beck's conviction, convinces those susceptible that he knows exactly what he's talking about. It's textbook paranoia."

* Good read: the five biggest lies in the health care debate.
* Marc Lynch on the Syria-Iraq crisis.
* More Israeli obstruction over the settlements.
* Teaching personal finance in school. (I wish I had had that.)
* Scientists identify antibodies that prevents AIDS from multiplying in the body.
* More on Disney-Marvel: breaking it out division by division, and why it makes sense.
* Always a good read, ICv2 interviews DC Comics CEO Paul Levitz.
* "It would be a mistake to dismiss cartoonist R. Sikoryak's highly stylized mashups of comics and classic literature as mere parody."

Tags: 2009, comic books, news, science!

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