Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tea Party Words

Words from Eugene Kane in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal.


"The tea parties will be political rallies led by folks such as Newt Gingrich and other Republican leaders but will also feature polarizing media figures such as Sean Hannity."

Question. What is wrong with political polarization?

Observe a herd of cows standing in a field. That's about as non-polarized as you can get.

Is this a good thing?

They're all headed for the slaughterhouse.

In modern newspaper columnist language, "polarization" is ipso facto bad, and that's a shame, because the type of polarization referred to by Eugene Kane is really just diversity of political thought, and we thought the media loved diversity. Then again, to stretch the cow analogy, maybe what Mr. Kane is telling us is that all animals are equal, but animals who support President Obama's policies are MORE equal than the rest of us.

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