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  •  Morris is certainly an "icon" of something. n/t (3+ / 0-)
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    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Tue May 07, 2013 at 03:00:06 PM PDT

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    •  I thought he was the icon of toe-sucking. (6+ / 0-)

      The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

      by helfenburg on Tue May 07, 2013 at 03:09:29 PM PDT

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    •  The "Dick Morris Intelligence Source" (0+ / 0-)

      I just thought about what Robert Fisk said this morning about "intelligence sources" and journalism.  I see the words  "Dick Morris Intelligence Source Says" shining through ....

      Robert Fisk on Syria’s Civil War, Chemical Weapons "Theater" & Obama’s Backing of Israeli Strikes

      And I think one of the problems is, as I say, this parasitic, osmotic relationship between journalists and power, our ever-growing ability, our wish, to—you know, to rely on these utterly bankrupt comments from various unnamed, anonymous intelligence sources.
      And I’m just looking at a copy of the Toronto Globe and Mail, February 1st, 2013. It’s a story about al-Qaeda in Algeria. And what is the sourcing? "U.S. intelligence officials said," "a senior U.S. intelligence official said," "U.S. officials said," "the intelligence official said," "Algerian officials say," "national security sources considered," "European security sources said," "the U.S. official said," "the officials acknowledged." I went—boy, I’ve got another even worse example here from The Boston Globe and Mail [ sic ], November 2nd, 2012. But, you know, we might as well name our newspapers "Officials Say."
      This is the cancer at the bottom of modern journalism, that we do not challenge power anymore. Why are Americans tolerating these garbage stories with no real sourcing except for very dodgy characters indeed, who won’t give their names?
      Yes, why do we tolerate this ?

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