If you think the widening chasm between the rich and the rest spells trouble for American democracy, have a look at the growing gulf between the information-rich and -poor.
There he goes again. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor recently told Fox News host Chris Wallace that “the government doesn’t create jobs, the private sector does.” That’s a favorite mantra of Republicans. It may make a good sound bite, but there’s not a bit of truth in it.
Reza Aslan, an author and scholar of religion, has established himself as a familiar face and voice on American television, the go-to guy for commentary on the Islamic world, and he embodies all the right stuff: youthful good looks, depth of knowledge and the kind of media savvy that enables him to answer even the most nuanced questions in measured sound bites.
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch apologized for a tweet in which he slammed the "Jewish owned press" for its "anti Israel" coverage of the Gaza conflict.
Amid life-sized cutouts of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, Republicans gathered in a backroom at the Daily Grill in Santa Monica on Tuesday night to watch Fox News election returns on two large screens. The mood was festive as the evening kicked off with drinks and appetizers and the waiters set down oversized plates of pasta and chicken on tables decorated with red, white and blue tinsel centerpieces.
I like entitlements. I know that’s somehow a terrible thing to say. “Entitlement” has become a dirty four-syllable word in our deranged political culture.
When Glenn Beck took the stage on the evening of Aug. 21, in front of a crowd of 3,000 in the Roman-era amphitheater in Caesarea, he smiled.
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart appeared on Fox News to discuss "media bias," Sunday. Stewart, who recently appeared on Bill O'Reilly's show on the same network, argued that Fox news viewers are "misinformed" and called host Chris Wallace "insane."
Glenn Beck will broadcast from Israel during a surprise visit. The right-wing talk show provocateur, who recently left Fox News Channel, will air his syndicated radio show from Israel on Tuesday, his website announced.
Jewish Funds for Justice defended George Soros' comparison of Fox News to the propaganda efforts in 1930s Germany. In comments Sunday on CNN, the billionaire financier and Holocaust survivor said that attacks on him by Fox host Glenn Beck are an attempt to deceive the public. It's hard to believe such falsehoods could be believed in a democracy, Soros said, invoking the historical comparison of Nazi Germany to warn of their dangers.
The 400 rabbis who took Glenn Beck and Fox News to task in full-page ads last week did so under the name of a Jewish organization not generally known for policing the use of Holocaust imagery.
I know many Jews who, in European terminology, would be classified as “center left.” They believe that the domestic and foreign policies of the Republican Party bode poorly for America. They abhor Sarah Palin and fear the Tea Party and what they consider to be its rather simplistic worldview. Irrespective of where they live, their daily paper is The New York Times.
Fox News provocateur Glenn Beck spent spent several days taking aim at billionaire businessman and philanthropist George Soros, but so far -- at least within Jewish circles -- the barrage appears to be backfiring.
Yesterday, Glenn Beck and the leadership of Fox News made a mockery of their commitment to me and two rabbis. Let me take a few steps back to tell you why what happened yesterday scares me.