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  •  I just think that's simplifying too much. (0+ / 0-)

    If it were just these guys and their money, they couldn't do shit.  But it's the marriage of the institutional power with the private economic power that produces these results.  A real, journalistic news organization can hold power accountable; and the State doesn't have to worry too much about the lies of something like Fox News trying to force it further to the right of where it is; but when they sing in unison, people have no frame of reference to notice that they're both lying.

    Ask me if I'm afraid. I say, "Of course not. I'm a fool, and fools never die."

    by Troubadour on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 10:23:17 PM PDT

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    •  "When they sing in unison, people have no frame (0+ / 0-)

      of reference to notice that they're both lying."  That's exactly my point.  They are all lying in unison.  If there were "a real, journalistic news organization" we would be hearing from them much of what's reported here at DailyKos.  But CBS, NPR, ABC, NBC etc all distort and distract rather than reporting the truth.  For all of them to be in such concert is indicative of outside control.  Teh newsrooms actively disregard saying all the truths we know here.  It's not as though they don't know it, they are directed not to report on the big banks like Tiabbi does regularly, the outrageous filibusters, the Bush families heavy investment in charter schools, who the owners of the gun manufacturers are, etc.  It's not for lack of stories to be reported, it's because the owners of these companies make sure the MSM do not report on these stories.  When was the last time we heard on any MSM that Medicare has a four percent admin, overhead cost, and private insurers as high as thirty-five percent, or when have they reported that the fix for a problem which doesn't exist w/SS would be to raise the contributions above where it is now, or when was it reported that the widely used phrase 'entitlements is a Frank Luntz distortion of reality?

      I do appreciate you perspective but think it's whitewashing the problem.

      P.S. there's no question you are a much better writer than I and would never challenge that.

      Don't believe everything you think.

      by BrianParker14 on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 06:16:39 PM PDT

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