Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Word "Echo Chamber" Comes to Mind

Here is aptly-named, know-nothing blogger Jeff Poor, toeing Chevron's party line:

NewsBusters.org article

I almost hesitate to link to this sort of material, because every time you link to something, you're helping its Google ranking. It's important, however, to expose just how pervasive and repugnant this type of Chevron shilling is.

Look at the comments people have posted on the guy's essay; he really is in an echo chamber, preaching to the converted, telling them exactly what they want to hear.

I find it deeply troubling that so many angry conservatives on the Web have chosen to view this as the "liberal media" and dirty poor people (Spanish speaking ones, no less) trying to exploit an innocent American corporation.

The fantasy these free-market neo-conservatives have bought into is that corporations are inherently virtuous, that attempting to make a buck is a fundamentally noble endeavor, and that greed really is good.

I miss William F. Buckley, but perhaps it's a blessing that he's not alive to see how these idiots are destroying the conservative movement.



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