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  •  Their greed (5+ / 0-)

    trumps their commitment to truth. Most of this political "spending" goes to ads on radio and television, and money talks....loudly!
    The prime income stream for channel X in Fort Collins or for the radio station Y ("the Voice of Birmingham!") are THESE ADS!

    They all practiced during the 1980s during the rise of the "electronic church" and the televangelists. I recall Jerry Falwell railing endlessly against the "liberal, godless, secular humanist" media.
         Yet in the mid '80s Jerry bragged that his "ministry" raised $52million the prior year. Now it took them $45million to raise it, but the $7million difference was a tidy sum. However, the $45million went for TV time on Sunday mornings in Omaha, Boise, Flagstaff, Memphis and Waycross. The media collectively figured that to collect $45million they only had to let a overstuffed hack like Jerry call them names for a year, well, for $45million, they would put up with a lot of names.

    Same thing now, only far more amplified...and dangerous.


    "God has given wine to gladden the hearts of people." Psalm 104:15

    by WineRev on Wed Aug 29, 2012 at 08:20:08 PM PDT

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