Noam Chomsky, MSM, and "La La La"

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    Links at site. When the 'left' sounds like Pat Robertson, the MSM 'silence' the voice, so they can bring it out again, when it sounds more 'reasonable.'

    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=20532_Chomsky_Supports_Hizballah&only

     
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    Can anyone explain to me why Chomsky is exalted as this intellectual giant when i read like five minutes of his work and find it incredibly stupid?
     
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    Maybe that's why the MSM felt no need to cover it.
     
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    That's got to be it.
     
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    Chomsky has made some important contributions to the field of linguistics.

    Chomsky is credited with the creation of the theory of generative grammar, often considered to be the most significant contribution to the field of theoretical linguistics in the 20th century. He also helped spark the cognitive revolution in psychology through his review of B.F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior, which challenged the behaviorist approach to the study of mind and language dominant in the 1950s. His naturalistic approach to the study of language has also affected the philosophy of language and mind (see Harman, Fodor). He is also credited with the establishment of the so-called Chomsky hierarchy, a classification of formal languages in terms of their generative power.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noam_chomsky

    His generative grammer theory is probably the most important contribution to the field of linguistics in the last century. Its influence can be found in biology, mathematics, computer science, and psychology. I've had some experience with its implication during several of my freshman year courses. Regardless of his political beliefs, Chomsky has made serious contributions to our understanding of the world and, more importantly, ourselves.
     
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    Yes. But his politics are wacked out. He's a fraud. He's as deep as a puddle.
     
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    Stop insulting puddles.
     
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    To revive this, Chomsky's meeting with Nasrallah really didn't indicate an endorsement of Nasrallah's political views any more than Bush's meeting with Hu Jintao indicated an endorsement of Hu's political views, especially considering that those of Chomsky are far more developed than those of Bush.

    It's also quite interesting that this perspective is portrayed as "hidden information" not revealed by the mainstream media, yet itself ignores the rather fundamental fact that Chomsky met with several leaders and activists in Lebanon utterly opposed to Hezbollah and Nasrallah.
     

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