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    The MSM is interested in appealing to corporate interests. Their mission, although they sell it differently, is to present infotainment that serves large corporations. As a result they are large corporations themselves.

    Large corporations are interested in broadcasting their point of view into the minds of the viewers they can attract. For them comments are like advertisements (keeping eyeballs on their message) not conversation where people can explore their own thinking and feeling about issues. It is not surprising that disdain of comments from the commons is communicated by the MSM it communicates their interest in holding onto power. The last thing the MSM (large corporate communication/propaganda vehicles want is to empower person to person communication, learning and community building.

    This is my long winded and low emotion way of saying I think I see things in ways similar to you. I hear and see lies in the MSM all the time but I relate to them as intentional efforts to control the mindset of the population and direct it in a way that is beneficial to power accumulation in corporate hands.

    An old friend I met at a high school reunion started talking politics with me and it was clear she was a Republican operative type. She said I had to admit that the MSM was left wing biased and I told her that was ridiculous it is the media of big business and it broadcasts that point of view exclusively and there is nothing leftist or liberal about it. She looked kind of confused and went to her next talking point, and asked where I got my news Fox, CNN or MSLSD (a derisive reference to MSNBC). I told her I read, books, blogs, research papers anything that seems interesting. She didn't have a talking point for that.

    The corporate point of view sees the masses as consumers and workers that have to be manipulated for increased profit and power.

    Love = Awareness of mutually beneficial exchange across semi-permeable boundaries. Political and economic systems either amplify or inhibit Love.

    by Bob Guyer on Wed May 09, 2012 at 07:08:26 AM PDT

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