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January 19, 2009


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@ CosetTheTable -

16 Years ago, I was 14, in high school, connected to the internet and reading the WSJ and Boston Globe.

I watched Somalia and Yugoslavia unfold on national TV. I watched reports of cruise missiles shot into god-knows-where in order to detract media time from local scandal.

People, especially younger people have a simply staggering amount of access to information, as compared to Baby Boomers/Jones/X. It's a progression as communications technology improved during the cold war.

Scarborough, according to his Wikipedia Page, was born in 1963. That'd make him 46 now and 30 in 1993 (the first year of Baby Boomer misguidance).

For a generation that believed they were fully aware adults at 17-18-19, you certainly do sound like an ageist. In fact, you probably sound like your parents.

this view from there

I agree with you about the boomer bashing. People have been way cruel toward Boomers. Boomers did a lot of good for the country, and I don't think their moment is over. We could still have another Boomer President in the future. Even if Obama is President until 2016, a Boomer born in, say, 1950, would be 66 then...certainly not too young to be Prez.

this view from there

Well-written post. Relevantly, as many nationally influential voices have repeatedly noted, Obama is part of Generation Jones, born 1954-1965, between the Boomers and Generation X. Google Generation Jones, and you'll see it’s gotten a lot of media attention, and many top commentators from many top publications and networks (New York Times, Time magazine, NBC, Newsweek, ABC, etc.) are specifically referring to Obama, born in 1961, as part of Generation Jones.


... I'm not sure that I would take something Joe Scarborough said personally. While I take most of what's said by the media (even the media I like!) with a grain of salt, I take JS with a big chunk of salt.

Honestly, it's been 16 years. How old was he 16 years ago? What kind of perspective can he have on this one????

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