Shortly after Jon Stewart’s appearance on Crossfire, CNN announced that it would not be renewing Tucker Carlson’s contract. Within a year they canceled the show. Thank God.
Like skilled dog trainers these defenders of the rich, and tax breaks for the rich, have shaped popular opinion by framing issues from their perspective. As a result, just the mere mention of a good idea like “universal health care” conjures up all sorts of peculiar feelings in people, like the next step is communism or fascism or something equally nutty. “Income tax” is now seen as if it is some alien force, like from Mars, trying to steal our hard earned money.