Liberal news mag slams liberal academia, brainwashing; pretends it has nothing to do with it.

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I love it when media pretend to give a crap about things which it’s clear to me they don’t; or which they in fact actually endorse and embrace. They’re so cute.

This week, a generally pretty liberal-friendly and pretty reliably anti-conservative news magazine (save for its token conservative columnists), Maclean’s, is at it again. Their cover shouts “STOP BRAINWASHING OUR KIDS!” And they’re not even being satirical or ironic or sardonic.

Latest Maclean’s magazine cover – Oct 26 2012:
Sure enough, inside, they feign alarm at the left-wing’s “social justice”
crap (it is socialism) being taught by the left-wing teachers over the past 30 years.

Yes this week, the (news!) magazine suddenly acknowledges the now several decades old, possibly well past the tipping point, overtly liberal-left academia, what with its newly discovered liberal-leftist “social justice” and other hackneyed politically progressive brainwashing of at least the last generation. This process of Fabian Socialism started, oh, before I was born. Reminder: it is now the year 2012.

So, wow! That’s some timely news reporting right there!

I wonder when the liberal media, including Maclean’s, which, as if to prove its liberal-left bona fides and its reliance on the liberal-left mindset, is itself subsidized by the Canadian government and its taxpayers’ millions, will grow up. We’ll know they have reached puberty when they own-up to their own responsibility in helping nurture this all-encompassing “brainwashing” shocker that has ever so amazingly become rampant in this country over the past several decades. I suggest they never will, and they will continue to advocate themselves into oblivion. But in the meantime, I admit this week’s effort is another good fake-out for the stupids!

This warning about liberal-left brainwashing of our kids can mean only one thing: Another pro-left-wing Maclean’s cover on the horizon!  Let’s take a trip down memory lane. Here are just some of the many Maclean’s magazine covers I’ve brought to your attention over the years at As you can see, there’s no brainwashing going on over here, folks. Just move along. Better yet, just MoveOn(.org). And please pay your taxes on the way out.

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image   God is poison, um, QUESTION MARK. and readers know our columnist, Professor Mike Adams, who has brought real-life examples from the inside  —  of just some of the overt leftist and anti-conservative academia in America’s post-secondary colleges and universities. We’re not a news magazine, but we’ve carried Mike Adams’ column for many years now. Do try to keep up with our unsubsidized publications, Maclean’s. For example, in order to “enlighten” (your own description of yourselves) your readers, ask to carry his column. Or would that work against you and what you’re advocating, somehow?


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  1. The media is full of front page editorial disguised as headline! That aside, the Macleans article was actuall pretty informative. The tall foreheads at the Toronto District “school board” must realize by now that they have totally lost control of the teachers (ie. Ms. trans-activist, Lee Hicks). Social Justice trumps everything, including common sense!
    Check out
    Menzies is great.

    • I agree with everything you said, but my initial premise remains. Maclean’s feigns concern that it has discovered this progressive-left “brainwashing” in academia, and yes, is fairly admonitory about it in the article, even while Maclean’s has engaged in the practice forever. (They remind me of Obama and team in that regard.) They lack the fortitude to acknowledge their own complicity in this; and are too chicken to properly cast aspersions on the other major cog in this progressive-left advocacy perfidy — the rest of the broader news and info/entertainment media, of which I’m sure they would position themselves as leaders.

  2. Why don’t we stop playing this right wing/left wing tight rope act and advocate for some semblance of “balance” in journalism? I’ve grown tired of these he said she said finger-pointing exercises. Report on the issues that resonate with you. Embrace your biases and write. These polemics never advance beyond the most primitive form of essentialism.

    • You seem to be advocating both “balance” and embracing one’s biases in one’s writing at the same time. So that’s odd.

      At the heart of politics is, in fact, polemics, and essentialism. It’s what we do. This site is a politics web site which among other things attacks liberal-left bias in news media or what we like to call “journalism.” This site is decidedly not an exercise in balanced journalism, although I have long advocated for balance in proper journalism, because as it is, it is horribly biased against conservatives.

      In order to gain a semblance of balance in journalism, as you say is so important, one has to recognize the biased politics inherent in today’s biased journalism. So it sort of begs the question.

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