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  •  They don't practice journalism (0+ / 0-)

    Why would anyone think they would've caught this?

    There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited. The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. - Sun Tzu

    by OHeyeO on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 04:44:27 PM PST

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    •  Well they should have caught it. (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't think it's unreasonable to expect that our MSM would adhere (at least somewhat) to the journalistic standards they pretend to espouse.

      Though transnational corporations supposedly "own" the public airwaves (our national central nervous system) their control of the content is provisional, not absolute. I don't think we should cynically grant them the right, without objection, to feed us pure bullshit 24/7, the way they do. It is a very unhealthy diet we are being fed.

      They're giving us a masquerade of journalism, a clown-show devoid of substance or meaning. Heavy on staging and make-up and hair styling, light on information. Media-stars like Katy Couric and Sean Hannity peering at the monitor, showing off their well-groomed personalities, in lieu of investigative journalism. News as entertainment, as a laff, as something to watch just for fun.

      News absent of knowledgable opinion, absent of significance, absent of intelligent discourse. We could do much better, and we should do much better.

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