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July 23, 2013 1:55 PM
The Daily Fix for Tuesday, July 23rd
Posted by Staff
The royal baby coverage is a royal pain...

Why is the media focusing on all the wrong issues? First, they cover the Zimmerman trial for weeks, and now everyone is guessing the name of the royal baby. From morning to night, all the media would report about yesterday was Kate's labor, the baby's gender, and possible baby names. It's as if there were no other news going on. Ignore the fact that we have Obamacare navigators and over 500 Al-Qaeda militants escaping from an Iraqi prison. All the media wants to tell you about is the birth of a prince that is not first, not second, but THIRD in line to the throne. I'm sick and tired of this celebrity culture that has suffused our society and led to our info-tainment news coverage. I think it's time we move on and get back to the real news.
Obama leads us backwards

Dr. Shelby Steele, Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, discussed his disappointment with the President's response to the Zimmerman case. As our first black president, Steele explained, Obama "has a special moral authority" to shape and direct the discourse of our country. "Wouldn't it have been a wonderful thing," Steele mused, "if he used [that authority] to move us ahead?" Instead, Steele argued that Obama used his authority to "rehash" old ideas of "racial profiling" that had nothing to do with the Zimmerman case and instead sought to turn a "young man's death into another instance of black victimization." Throughout the entire trial, "there was no shred of evidence that there was any profiling," he said. Steele asserted that the President's response was "backward looking, and that the President should be leading us forward." As a black male, Steele remarked, "I grew up during segregation and what astounds me is the incredible amount of progress this country has made." Progress, which Steele was quick to point out Obama himself has benefited from: "Obama was showered with opportunity... he walked right into the White House. My god... What is he complaining about?" (Listen free) Facebook Fark Furl
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