Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Sweet, sweet Charlotte still at it

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/145/story_14545_1.html
Why am I spending so much cyber ink on a CBS report on a religious blog? Well, because since Watergate, the liberal press has had more influence on the way we think about morals than the churches.
Ms. Hayes is spectacularly wrong in too many ways to discuss here, but "more influence on the way we think about morals than churches" is a perfect example of a paranoid conservative article of faith. There is plenty of good and honest discussion http://blessourleftwinghearts.blogspot.com/2005/01/alterman-column.html about the media that debunks this paranoia, so I don't need to go into all that. But it's a great little indication of why we can't talk to each other in any meaningful way. In other words, there is no need for us to negotiate reality on the liberal bias bunk.