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Where's Our Outrage: Media Ignore Republican Disdain for Basic Human Rights

Michael I. Niman Ph.D., Buffalo State College

Abstract

Most editors chose to shorten the sentence, ignoring Romney’s outrage that people, the 47 percent or anyone else, would believe that they are entitled, as in having a right, to healthcare, food, and housing. Think about the concept: a right to healthcare, food, and housing. We’re not talking the McMansions, foodie epicurism, or elite health retreats that Romney’s donors have come to expect as class entitlements. No. This was questioning a more basic assumption, asking where people come off thinking they have a right to healthcare, a place to live, and food to eat.

Suggested Citation

Michael I. Niman Ph.D.. "Where's Our Outrage: Media Ignore Republican Disdain for Basic Human Rights" ArtVoice (and Truthout) Oct. 2012.