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Michael Gerson: Gov. Bobby Jindal and others inflate outrage

In our politics, ideological assertions tend to gain an immediate, massive velocity. It is not enough to raise questions about global warming; it must be (according to Sen. James Inhofe) the “greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.” It is not sufficient to call for improved control of the border; immigrant children may be carriers of Ebola (as Rep. Phil Gingrey once asserted). It is zero to 100 in no time flat.

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Leonard Pitts Jr.: Why serious people discount Fox News

In America, it has come to seem normal that a major news organization functions as the propaganda arm of an extremist political ideology, and that it does so with brazen disregard for what is factual, what is right, what is fair, what is balanced — virtues that are supposed to be the sine qua non of anything calling itself a newsroom.

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