I wrote Dirty News to show readers (and televisions news views) how to separate facts from well-disguised opinion and propaganda. I did so by putting all my editorial opinions in clear, bold print, and explaining how good journalists find honest sources. I even put more than forty links online for readers who want to deep-dive into the things I say that they either don’t believe, or just want to learn more about. (Perhaps I should mention I’ve been a journalist for more than thirty-eight years for those who don’t know me?)
Fifteen – OK, in some places twenty- years ago, most families could exist on one income, rent or even own a halfway decent house, clothe children for school, have enough food in the refrigerator for at least two good meals a day, and didn’t fear death for lack of needed medicine when they were sick. Oh, it’s never been easy. I was a single working parent in the 1970s, and by most people’s standards, we were poor. But we had shelter, food, clothes, and a car. Today most single-parent families (and even a lot of two-parent families) would call having shelter, food, clothes, and a car luxurious living.