Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.


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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Celebrate Independence--from Beck


A message from CREDO Action:
There's a lot to celebrate this weekend. And we're particularly excited about celebrating our nation's independence from Glenn Beck's televised hatred, race-baiting and breathless insanity.
Thursday was the last day of Beck's FOX News TV show. It's a huge victory for our good friends at Color of Change and Media Matters who led this campaign, and CREDO is proud that so many of our activists could help play a part in getting Beck off FOX.
FOX's decision to drop Beck was based on dollars and cents. Thanks to the activism of so many, this experiment in televised hatred and right-wing paranoia became a financial liability for FOX after hundreds of advertisers pulled their ads, refusing to be associated with Beck.
Unfortunately, hateful and irresponsible rhetoric continues on FOX News, and we have a lot of work to do to keep holding FOX personalities accountable, and stop FOX bosses Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes from continuing to peddle hate speech and lies.
For now, our nation is better off without Glenn Beck on our televisions. Help celebrate this victory by sharing this Glenn Beck independence card, and asking your friends to join the ongoing fight against FOX's hateful rhetoric. Share it on Facebookshare it on Twitteror click here for a message you can email to your friends.
Thank you for helping achieve independence from Glenn Beck's televised hatred.
Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager CREDO Action from Working Assets

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