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Hypocrisy now a theme in the news

Speaking of Washington politicians, have you noticed of late an uptick in the use of the word ‘hypocrisy’ in the news with the charge being leveled against both Republicans and Democrats – and a little in between?

That must be why this quote, which turned up in an Information Clearing House Newsletter today, sounds so….informative…and apt to me, I must suppose…

“What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.”

– Hannah Arendt, political philosopher, born in Hanover, Germany, 1906

Yep. Even outside of Politics there’s a crock full of it going around like a case of mumps, and we may all look in the mirror when it comes to admitting negative behaviors, of course.

It’s just a saving grace that mainstream media is always on the righteous side, isn’t it? (puh!)


Written by Jude Cowell

April 5, 2010 at 11:37 pm

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  1. I’ve come to expect complete hypocrisy from “news analysts” and many newscasters. Every time Donna Brazille is asked to speak I change channels. She is an “Obama can do no wrong” cheerleader, truth be damned. She should be on his payroll, not CNN’s. Wolf Blitzer is uninspiring. Can’t say there is one newscaster I admire except Beck, whose politics are not mine, but I do sense he is saying exactly what he thinks, has some valuable insights – czars running country, unelected and behind the scenes and is openly slanted with no apology. Some politicians strike me as being true to their beliefs, Ron Paul for instance. But is there one person I believe speaks their mind with insight and power for good. Everything you write, for instance, feels truthful and insightful. I am a better person for reading your insights. Thanks Jude.



    April 10, 2010 at 3:17 pm

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