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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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Religious Right Propaganda

No Religious Right propaganda on public television

Do you think public television should give free airtime to Religious Right propaganda?
Two senior employees of Alabama Public Television objected to airing a TV series produced by right-wing pseudo-historian David Barton — a Religious Right activist who supports imprisoning gay people.1
But when they spoke up, they were fired by the Republican-controlled Alabama Educational Television Commission.2
Public television is beloved for featuring entertaining, educational content not hatred and lies.
A fringe figure just a few years ago, David Barton has quickly skyrocketed to the center of the conservative movement.
He's busy re-writing Texas textbooks to remove references to Martin Luther King, Jr.3, advising politicians like Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann, and regularly appearing on shows like Glenn Beck's to argue that all our laws should be based on his right-wing interpretation of the Bible.
Now he's trying to push his views into the mainstream, disguising his hateful misinformation as non-political educational content.
We can't let David Barton rewrite history on public television. Let's send a message that public television should broadcast educational content, not hateful lies.
Click below to automatically sign our petition to AETC:
Thank you for speaking out.
Heidi Hess, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets


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