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  •  The day the "Newsic" died... or one of them anyway (1+ / 0-)
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    Darkness comes not all at once... but there are signposts and turning points all along the way with many days of incremental darkness killing the music of actual freedom.

    Looking back the relative importance of different increments becomes clearer... and even reveals previously overlooked major steps.

    But the evolution of media into sophisticated almost seamless and ubiquitous corporate propaganda vehicles started long ago and has run out of control for a long while now... the really serious rot set in somewhere in the past 20 or 30 years... the disease will have to run its course. As big news gets too large, uniform and even more clumsy in its too clever by half parroting of talking points it does lose credibility. The right wing noise about not trusting Government or the "Librul" media will eventually come back to bite them. And the propaganda that has allowed them to control or hamstring both and blame dysfunction the left will stop working.

    Alternate information and education is a two edged sword... while they try to control the internet and the memes pushed in privatized and home schooling the self information genie is partly out of the bottle and it will set people somewhat freer... and probably enough to overturn the dinosaur corporate media's grip on information shaping and its contribution to the sickness in democracy.

    Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

    by IreGyre on Sat May 18, 2013 at 07:59:00 AM PDT

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