February 13, 2016 11:30 pm -


I’ve got your weekend think piece right here!

Ben Fountain, writing in The Guardian, tells it like it is about the gullible American electorate:

Let the record reflect: the American people are a bunch of suckers. “Weapons of mass destruction.” “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” “Read my lips.” “I am not a crook.” “We still seek no wider war.” And these whoppers are merely a sampling from a handful of recent presidents.

Fountain puts some thought-provoking historical perspective on the phenomenon, tracing the history of American credulity in the media era from “Pappy” O’Daniel to Joe McCarthy to the current crop of candidates. Go read!




D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.