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  •  Most establishment media journalists these days (1+ / 0-)
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    are basically lazy, stupid, ignorant, clueless, cowardly and compliant careerist corporate drones who will say and do whatever they think they have to say and do to protect and further their careers--as defined by their bosses, peers, people with power, and "opinion makers". Period.

    Their job, as they see it, is to "report" a STORY, whether or not it's the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth--and a truth that we need to know about (which doesn't include Lindsay Lohan's latest life fart). They are entertainers, not actual journalists. Even if they had the brains and skills to be proper journalists, most of them would almost certainly still report the safe story, not the truth.

    This is the media culture that we live in. This is the CULTURE that we live in--don't tell me what I need to know, tell me what I WANT to know, even if it's a lie, because the truth is simply too challenging and icky. If the public had a problem with their poor reporting, they'd change their tune. Since it doesn't, they're just giving it what it wants--entertaining and reassuring lies.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Sat Jun 23, 2012 at 11:41:58 AM PDT

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