March 15, 2012, 12:44 pm
One of the biggest of the big lies to get passed off in recent decades is the myth that the liberal media cater to left intellectuals. Featuring left luminaries like Barbara Ehrenreich, Stanley Aronowitz, Michael Moore, and Cornel West, and expected to draw over four thousand anarchists, activists, organizers, and revolutionaries, you won’t hear about the record crowd packing this weekend’s Left Forum, at Pace University in New York, unless you’re already listening to WBAI and reading The Nation.
In most industrialized democracies, this gathering would be jammed with news teams frantic to get their microphones in the faces of these intellectuals. Absent a plane crash, it would lead the news through the weekend on the major networks, both private and state-owned. (The more so this year, because there’ll be fireworks from direct-democracy and direct-action folks in response to featured …