Political literacy please
Reader comment on: The New Yorker on David and Charles Koch
in response to reader comment: Excellent support of corporatism!
Submitted by Ron Kampeas (United States), Aug 28, 2010 18:41
"Charles Lewis is a left-winger." This is meaningless without what makes him a left-winger. And don't cite his funders -- how are they left-wing, by the way?
Simply describing someone as "left-wing" or "right-wing," bereft of context, is lazy. Ira, you're a seasoned journalist. Your readers deserve better.
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The Future of Capitalism replies:
How are George Soros and Barbra Streisand left-wing? Come on...
My point was that Mayer describes the right-wing or libertarian organizations as such but made no such description of the left-wing groups she relied on.
I've been writing about Chuck Lewis for more than a decade now; there was a Smartertimes.com item that spelled it all out, and since then he issued a highly political report on the run-up to the Iraq war.
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