We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lapp√©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Monday, August 2, 2010

Fox News Receives Front-Row Seat in White House Briefing Room

from Fox News

This infamous, right-wing propaganda machine is getting Helen Thomas' old seat. Does that illustrate a right-wing political trend in the US under the Obama administration? Fox News is the "news" organization that recently broadcast the disinformation piece of video crafted by Andrew Breitbart that resulted in the firing of Shirley Sherrod from her government job. 

It mainly illustrates how the Empire rewards those who serve its interests--and Fox News is a devoted servant.
The White House Correspondents’ Association on Sunday announced that Fox News will get a coveted front-row seat in the White House briefing room.