Saturday, March 29, 2008

Our expert punditry.

Glenn Beck pontificates on the "53 Trillion dollar asteroid" that is "hurtling toward us at a rapid rate". It's been one of the "Most Popular" on CNN.Com for several days now. The "asteroid" in question is spending for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. According to the nearest sources I can find, Glenn Beck has a high school education. So, for that matter, does Rush Limbaugh. Sean Hannity never completed college. These are the people who "inform" what, maybe 10% of the most politically active people in the nation? Even more than 10%? They can say what they please, and as far as I am aware, no one has ever pointed out that they can hardly be considered experts on any topic besides how to draw large radio audiences by shouting angry, ill-considered, pandering noise. That large segments of the population take people like this seriously speaks more about where we are as a society than all the words I could type.