Losing the Argument on Merit, Liberal Media Turns to Wu Wu: ‘Religion’ and ‘Mythology’

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Two headlines in the last few weeks at Brietbart.com form an interesting duet…

Tony Lee writes: The New York Times editorial board believes the border crisis is merely “a myth.”

In a weekend editorial, the Times said the “White House is getting it mostly right” on immigration and blasted Republicans, who are “throwing up roadblocks” with “dangerous overreaction.” The Times praised the Obama administration’s request for $3.7 billion in aid to deal with a crisis they think is a “myth.”

“The besieged border is a myth, and the arrival of a few thousand weary refugee children on buses does not make the myth true,” the Times wrote…(read more)

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Jack Schwartz at The Daily Beast argues in what is surprisingly not a metaphor that the Tea Party is for all intents and purposes a religion – and as such has crossed lines that endanger American democracy:

America has long been the incubator of many spiritual creeds going back to the Great Awakening and even earlier. Only one of them, Mormonism, has taken root and flourished as a true religion sprung from our own native ground. Today, however, we have a new faith growing from this nation’s soil: the Tea Party. Despite its secular trappings and “taxed enough already” motto, it is a religious movement, one grounded in the traditions of American spiritual revival. This religiosity explains the Tea Party’s political zealotry.

The mark of a national political party in a democracy is its pluralistic quality, i.e. the ability to be inclusive enough to appeal to the broadest number of voters who may have differing interests on a variety of issues. While it may stand for certain basic principles, a party is often flexible in applying them, as are its representatives in fulfilling them. Despite the heated rhetoric of elections and the bombast of elected representatives, they generally seek consensus with the minority in order to achieve their legislative goals.

But when religion is thrown into the mix, all that is lost…(read more)

New York Times: Border Crisis a Myth – Daily Beast: ‘Tea Party is a Religion’


One Comment on “Losing the Argument on Merit, Liberal Media Turns to Wu Wu: ‘Religion’ and ‘Mythology’”

  1. Tim Shey says:

    “The New York Times is dead.”

    –God


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