Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What World Does Katrina vanden Heuvel Live In?

Posted by Teresa at 9:34 AM
What world does Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher
of The Nation, live in? Her commentary is delusional. She once
called Al Gore and Jimmy Carter the "great speakers of our time."
If Al Gore is one of the greatest speakers of our time how was
he defeated by George Bush, whom Democrats continually
characterize as a babbling idiot?

In her latest column Katrina continues in her delusional ways.
One problem is that we live in a center-left country with
a center-right media that consistently misinforms people
about the perils of debts, deficits, and tax increases, and
purveys misinformation about a good but modest health
care bill that rightwing talk radio, tea partiers and
GOPsters would have Americans believe is a "socialist"
power grab.
Center-right media? Does she not watch CNN, MSNBC, ABC,
or CBS? Does she ever read Time or Newsweek? Has she ever
picked up a copy of the The New York Times or The Washington
Post? And yes, Katrina, there are perils to having huge amounts
of debt.

This is one of my favorite passages from her column:
A public investment deficit--seen in our crumbling
infrastructure, lack of investment in a robust green
economy, and rising tuition costs at public universities,
to name just a few areas--and a concentration of wealth
and power that bought a deregulated casino economy
and subsequent economic collapse that the rest of us
are paying for.
Do you know why tuition costs so much, Katrina? Because
we got the federal government pumping money into the
universities through federal loans.

How Katrina vanden Heuvel is a political commentator is beyond
me. Her analysis is never based on reality.
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