The Greatest Story Ever Sold, Frank Rich
I will let you do some 'link surfing/browsing' so you can satisfy your curiosity 'tailor made'. The title of the Oprah episode he appeared in was 'Truth in America'. One of the big issues dealt with was the climate of fear domestically. Not being able, allowed to ASK QUESTIONS. To be against torture would be considered being for the terrorists. Simplistic bully talk like that. Something Keith Olbermann recently addressed when he spoke of Bush's intolerance of anyone disagreeing with him or the administration.
Just before the Iraqi war, Oprah had a show called "Is War the Only Option?" As she mentioned to Frank Rich, after that show, she received the most hateful letters EVER. One of them being 'Take your hairy black ass back to Africa' and another one basically telling her that she should die for thinking and saying such treasonous things. Idiotic isn't it?
Here is the link to Frank Rich's interview on Oprah.
Here is Frank Rich's interview on Stephen Colbert (note non American visitors, this is political satire, which airs after the Daily Show)
If you are HERE (as in, the blogosphere) you probably do not need this to figure out 'critical literacy', as you have already sought out alternative news and communication/discussion sources. Still, in the event you're interested in broadening your mind, check this out.
And here is Keith Olbermann's 'Special Comment'. Speaking for the sane of us all:
Go to part 2 HERE.
For the transcript of this video, go HERE.
And to Bush and his ilk I say; “Seek peace, and pursue it. (Proverbs 34:14)”