In The Future, Everyone Will Be Emmanuel Goldstein For 15 Minutes

Last week, when I was at the supermarket checkout line, I came across this cover of Time:

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Main Street hates Wall Street? Isn't such a broad "lumper" of a question rather specious to begin with? Despite the best efforts of the president, plenty of people on Main Street are still rather prudent investors, keeping their stockbroker, financial planner or Charles Schwab representative  gainfully employed, if not quite as well off as he was a few years ago. But otherwise, along with Time's helpful cover-scribbles, doesn't the question sort of answer itself? When you demonize a group of businessmen like that, isn't the answer obvious?

Which brings us to...

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And yes, that's an actual photo, unlike some used by Newsweek affiliates. As of this summer, Newsweek's newsstand sales were down to about 66,000 readers an issue. (In contrast, Matt Drudge, Glenn Reynolds and the guys at Hot Air have already shot way past that number before they wake up in the morning.) But I'm not sure why I'm supposed to look at that photo of Palin and automatically assume there's a problem -- except that she's been demonized by the MSM for the last 14 months or so. (Employing armies of "fact checkers" who otherwise apparently have been bereft of work since, oh, mid-January or so.)

Which oddly enough makes sense. For this to be true....

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....Then apostates must be demonized. Keep flucking that chicken, legacy media.