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  •  Ray is a bit alarmist with his language, sometimes (8+ / 0-)

    But that doesn't mean he hasn't got a point to make.  Anyone who had access to the national media news before it became conglomerated can tell you it was a very different animal.

    As for brainwashing?  The national media is spending an increasing amount of time and energy on celebrity.  It's hard for me to find a good news magazine at the checkstand in the grocery store any more.  

    Why obsess on whether Beyonce lip synched for what - a week now?  There is news - plenty of it.  Amgen.  Not a word.  Bradley Manning?  I heard the tiniest snippet a couple weeks ago, and it bore little resemblence to what I hear here about the trial.

    Didn't hear about all the protests in Europe that have gone on for more than a few years now against austerity, until the people responded to violence with violence.  Then it was just violence from the people - no news whatsoever on the draconian police-state-like tactics of the governments.  Didn't hear about the massive, brutal, coordinated, inter-agency, inter-state crackdown on Occupy from the mainstream media.

    Brainwashing?  Maybe that's a strong word.  But the readers know what Ray is talking about.  It's a media the public trusts out of tradition and habit that is giving us a very skewed view of reality , and is far more invested in disinformation than truth.

    Sure, we deserve better.  More important is this:  a democracy cannot be maintained by an uninformed, disinformed populace.  And a populace of that description is the apparent goal of our mainstream media.  Observe.

    Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth - Abraham Lincoln

    by Gustogirl on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 06:59:43 PM PST

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