Here he talks about Fox News:
- Consider Fox News. What the Murdoch model demonstrated was that facts and truth could be replaced by ideology, with viewership and revenue going up. Simply put, you can tell less truth and make more money.
He says he's "not a partisan operative", yet:
- we should be taxed according to our capacity and that revenue invested, sometimes massively, in projects for the public good.
- Why settle for weak platitudes on climate change? Because despite global scientific consensus, elements of the Conservative base don’t believe human activity could warm the planet. Centuries of rational thought and academic tradition, dating back to the Renaissance, is being thrown out the window in favour of an ideology that doesn’t reflect reality.
His overheated emotions would be comical here if the poor man wasn't in so much pain:
- The dogmatic refusal to accept that people have created this crisis and people must do what they can to avert it reminds me of the flat-earth crew. Except this time, we really are going to sail off the edge.
And now that he's unemployed, his pursuits will include elder care, activism, art, and Budo, among other things. That, more than anything else, says everything about the little socialist.