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  •  besides which (none)
    who believes any of the crap they say anyway?
    •  Yeah, but (4.00)
      Well, I used to be one of them. Believe me, we're not all deranged liars.
      Anyway -- "privileged status"??? Hah. You know how I got to be a member of the press? Some jerk hired me. That's all. We don't have to pass a loyalty test. I didn't major in journalism. I'd much rather blog, frankly.

      I'm too old for this.

      by DMo on Thu Jun 02, 2005 at 04:49:43 PM PDT

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    •  I turned off the MSM (none)
      after the 2004 debacle.  Never turned it on again.  There was a kid on the Kerry blog who liked to proclaim that "we are the media!" to which I responded, "no, we're not - we're just bloggers!"  And I still think that.  Unless you've got the clout to go in and interview "source" people in DC, Pebble Beach, or wherever they hang out, you're just reacting to what other people have said these people have said.  In other words, twice-chewed cud ain't news.  It can be opinion, and there's certainly an abundance of that here and on lesser blogs, but - medium?  I would expect more of a medium than just opinion, or at least, that it declare itself to be opinion.  Of course, that's in opposition to Dubya, who declares that the media are all just politics.  And from his point of view, from inside the ninth circle suspended upside down in ice - he's right.

      NOTICE: No warning shots fired on this unit. [San Quentin - just for the FUN of it!]

      by moltar on Thu Jun 02, 2005 at 06:15:46 PM PDT

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