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The Essence of Right-Wing Punditry

Loudly blame the poor to distract from the real fundamental problems of capitalism

An enlightened graffiti artist suggests a more accurate tagline for right-wing ‘news’. / Pinterest

I came across this photo and thought the slogan was genius. It perfectly describes the true motive behind a lot of right-wing punditry and ‘talking points’ pushed by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity et al., and the so-called ‘news’ outlets in defense of the capitalist status quo and as an explanation for all of the woes and ills in our society.

“It’s the poor people’s fault for being lazy! It’s the immigrants’ fault for taking jobs!” they shout. Anything to distract from the actual egregious systematic failures of capitalism that does little else but enrich the few while destroying lives, livelihoods, and the very planet we depend on for survival—all in the name of protecting profits.