Joy in Heaven? Or At Least in Myanmar
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  • Toni

    I doubt this administration has the inclination, let alone the skills, to practice a “too demanding” approach toward tiny Burma.

  • Jim.

    “By ignoring the geopolitical side of the news, the Times has written the story as a generic human rights morality play — which may be what its core readership is looking for, but which fails to tell readers what is really going on. We should expect more from our paper of record.”

    This is a problem with our Leftist media in general — possibly the most serious problem, not only with foreign policy but with domestic policy as well.

    The fact is that our current crop of leaders is not well-grounded in the real world. What are we going to do — rely on whatever small percentage of leaders can rise above the noise? They would be either ineffective (among sovereign voters whose minds are dulled by this MSM lotus-eating), or tyrannical as they ignored voter desires.

    We need to replace the useless pap of Leftist media with something more substantial. It’s heartening to see that the market is already doing this — TIME and Newsweek are rarer and rarer on periodicals racks, and The Economist is increasingly filling in their place, despite its higher price.

    But that still leads to an imbalance tending towards the Left. Having a news magazine with equal rigor that reflects a right-of-center American point of view would fill this need nicely.

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