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  •  I have a completely different view of all this. (16+ / 0-)

    I don't think there's anything new about the lying and demagoguery that's taking place right now.  Nothing new in the quantity or quality.  Not even the not-so-latent racism.

    What IS different, what is REALLY different, is that the media has become so completely castrated and confused about its own castration (watching Anderson Cooper try to shout down Debbie Wasserman-Schultz a few nights ago was precious) that there is no punishment possible.  

    I don't even think Fox News is the problem!  There has always been some kind of Fox News in the press, although not one so successful.  It used to be, though, that there was greater competition in the printed media such that totally insane bullshit was likely to be called and press institutions that failed to recognize the most egregious errors stood to lose at least a little stature.  

    Today, none of that.

    So, there's your problem.  It's Wolf Fucking Blitzer.

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