To get a better grip on the Tea Party movement, we should take a look back to 2008. In a year when angry voters were expected to vote out Republicans, there was one voice in Red that was drawing crowds. No, it wasn’t Sarah Palin. It was Ron Paul. “One of the things that struck me in 2008; it was pretty clear the Democrats were going to take the election,” said Scott … [Read more...] about Tea Party needs to be vetted
Did Kentucky media consumers choose the local narrative?
Polls don’t always tell the truth. That doesn’t mean they lie; it just means they can be misleading. An example could be found if one followed the polls during Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race between Rand Paul and Jack Conway. In late May Paul was embroiled in a controversy after making remarks to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that criticized the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Soon after, he … [Read more...] about Did Kentucky media consumers choose the local narrative?
Rand Paul, Jack Conway, a boot stomp and the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Watching media cover Kentucky politics this year has never been dull. The latest incident involves Lauren Valle, the moveon.org worker who suffered the infamous head stomp from Rand Paul supporter Tim Profitt. Profitt offered an apology to Valle, but also said she should apologize to him as well.The result of the incident has been predictable. National media has seized on … [Read more...] about Rand Paul, Jack Conway, a boot stomp and the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Mosque controversies continue
A proposed site for a mosque in Murfreesboro, Tenn., was vandalized last week, another case of religious intolerance as the debate over the ground zero mosque continues. The Daily Show mentioned the Murfreesboro mosque last week. The Murfreesboro situation is one of many across the country, including two in Kentucky. One is in Florence, Ky., while the ACLU is examining what … [Read more...] about Mosque controversies continue
Covering religious freedom
It amazes me that a country founded on religious freedom has such a hard time embracing that freedom. But how else do you explain the controversy over the New York World Trade Center mosque? A cultural center that contains a mosque, planned to be built two blocks away from ground zero, has drawn such heated rhetoric from both the right and the left that the construction no … [Read more...] about Covering religious freedom