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  •  Outlets like MSNBC also tend to serve as (2+ / 0-)
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    Ray Pensador, Jarrayy

    "vent holes" for outraged progressives, which is good as far as it goes but which I think tends to redirect all that righteous indignity from where it might do good to where it goes nowhere. The problem with outlets like MSNBC (and to a certain extent all "liberal" outlets, including this one) is that they allow one to feel as if one has done something useful when all you've done is take in information and get angry without necessarily having done anything with it.

    MSNBC is in the business of capturing progressive anger and outrage and converting it into ad revenue, in the process diffusing that emotion and making sure that it doesn't translate into actual progressive change. It's actually not unlike how Dems keep playing the left for money and GOTV while not giving them much in return, and keeping them from organizing on their own.

    MSNBC and Democratic Party = OWS Lite™

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

    by kovie on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 05:19:58 PM PDT

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