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  •  Oh, they do know better, or should (4+ / 0-)
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    maryabein, orlbucfan, emal, elwior

    I think they simply pretend to not know better because it gives them plausible deniability--or so they like to pretend that it does, as the pretense is recursive, which is why they need to live in a social and ideological bubble.

    But I'm sure that most of them know, deep down, that they're full of shit. It's just that they've so bought into the bullshit that the only way out would surely jeopardize their jobs, incomes, lifestyles and social standing. And they lack the moral decency and fiber to be willing to risk that.

    In the end, since they're not actually reporting the truth, truthfully or fully, they're not journalists, but propagandists. I.e. journalistic whores.

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

    by kovie on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 09:06:20 AM PST

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