The View From 1776
Friday, December 05, 2008
Vladimir Lenin allegedly applied the term “useful idiots” to American news reporters and liberal-progressive visitors to the Soviet Union, who sang the praises of Russia’s socialist regime, oblivious to its murderously repressive control of Soviet citizens.
Since the Vietnam War, our mainstream media have become useful idiots in reverse, bruiting any negatives and concocting false stories to damn the United States. Liberal-progressives, of course, have been at it since the beginning of the 20th century.