Apparently, Al Jazeera doesn’t think very highly of Americans. SHOCK, shock I say!
Despite relying on an American audience in order for its Al Jazeera America cable news outlet to survive, the media company launched a youtube video showing Americans as fat, gun-toting, pill-popping, criminal porn watchers.
Some of the statistics are true – but pointing out a few positives in the beginning and a slew of negatives during the remainder is exactly how a pro-con piece is constructed. And pro-con essays are designed to get the reader/viewer to come to the same conclusion as the author/producer.
The video is designed to help Americans and others in the world understand that the United States isn’t that exceptional, is not that awesome. In a sentence, America – you are not that shining city on the hill.
Millennials have proven immune to negative news about Hillary Clinton. They were all in – no matter what she did until…
Cabot Phillips of Campus Reform brought out his “Candidate’s Cribs” game board and invited young people to play. On the board were four mansions:
The Embassy Estate – $5,700,000
The Countryside Castle – $1,700,000
The Hampton Hideaway – $11,000,000
The Beachside Bungalo – $13,000,000
The players were then asked to place name tags next to the home(s) they believe a candidate has lived in. The list of well-to-doers included Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Martin O’Malley and Jeb Bush.
Watch the video to see how Cabot’s work might just change a few minds.
Chris Christie may tell it like it is, but he’s decided to take a non-committal approach in this sequence.
The video is almost entirely an explanation of why Christie is so boisterous. I tried hard to find a reference to a single policy or position, but just got an earful about his parents and why he tells it like it is. But watch for yourself and maybe you’ll get more out of it than I did.
What do you think about Pres. Obama’s plan to force diversification in neighborhoods?
Horace Cooper, Project 21, talking schools, excellence, and black America. Are we really doing kids any favors if they can’t read the diploma that you’re handing them? Education should challenge kids and prepare them for REAL life.
He also talks about interactions with police and how to respond to authority. It’s a dangerous situation when cops hesitate and our young people don’t trust them.
Believe it or not, playing the National Anthem as original written is rare when performed at sporting events. Metallica’s lead men could have gotten away with anything from Hendrick’s well-known rendition to an in-your-face metal mayhem version. But nope, as patriots, they just played a beautiful song the way it was written – and it brought the house down!