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View Diary: Congress Condemns "Zero Dark Thirty" as Grossly Inaccurate (153 comments)

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  •  More like DEpressing. (11+ / 0-)

    An incisive interviewer would recognize that that's a prime question regarding this movie.  Maybe NPR was muzzled on condition of getting the interview.  

    •  NPR needs funding to survive (5+ / 0-)

      gone are the old days when public financing was the norm

      the Republicans tried to kill off NPR

      didn't work, but did change the agenda

      so NPR moves closer to being a corporate media outlet

      the best propaganda is right out in the open

      when needed, the reporters fall in line. You know: WMD  WMD WMD

      or some other issue

    •  I doubt that there was any explicit agreement. (0+ / 0-)

      And the reason I say that is, I frequently listen to interviews where it's quite clear that the whole worldview of the NPR interviewer is such that questions like this (or asking why Social Security cuts need to be part of a debt reduction deal, or why raising the Medicare age is unambiguously good, or why the only question about carbon reduction programs is how many jobs would be lost as a result) are just not anything that even occurs to them as relevant or something to ask.

      It's a very "flat" system of belief that have little room for anything except the (mostly conservative) conventional wisdom.

      That's one reason I now get most of my news online.  The other is that the information content of broadcast journalism (both radio and TV) is incredibly low - most of the 10 minute stories on NPR could be communicated in about 30 - 45 seconds.

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