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The Culture of Berating

I am just as guilty as anyone. As I read today’s afternoon Huffington Post Brief, the very first title was about who do you hate more, Liz or Dick. It was about the Cheney’s, father and daughter. This is the sort of headline that is beginning to turn my stomach and make me turn from blogging, because it seems so associated with what anyone can do best — put people down.

Berating is, I feel, the growing essence of what I do not like, no matter who does it or what it is about. Since I am not immune to the habit, I intend in the future to try to avoid it. And when I see that it is the dominant tendency of places like Huffington Post, I will regretfully conclude that whatever hope I had in them is fast diminishing..

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