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  •  The freedom of the press (8+ / 0-)

    Should be to report news honestly. Not to lie, and not to create or become the news. And definitely not to skew it to an agenda. At that point, it becomes propaganda, and nothing more.

    "We have only the moral ground we actually inhabit, not the moral ground we claim." - It Really Is That Important

    by Diogenes2008 on Sat May 18, 2013 at 08:37:00 AM PDT

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    •  Yes. (4+ / 0-)

      Propaganda and a distraction from the real issues that matter.

      Meanwhile, the earth burns due to climate change, threatening life as we know it. But nothing is more important than another made for TV Republican conspiracy theory, hair on fire, Congressional hearing, right?

      "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." Hubert H. Humphrey

      by Onomastic on Sat May 18, 2013 at 08:50:47 AM PDT

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      •  I suspect that this may be (3+ / 0-)
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        Onomastic, triciawyse, Diogenes2008

        only a piece of something, and whether we'll ever see it all remains to be seen. That does not mean the admin is being nefarious and covering up, simply that it may be big and complex and possibly necessarily secret. Or not. Time will tell.

        I do get tired of keyboard kommandoes saying what reporters should and shouldn't do when they're never done that kind of work. Yes, the system is bad these days. Yes, five corporations control most of the communications in this country.

        And yes, there are still some reporters, mostly print, out there still trying to do a decent job against all the odds.

        There is no question that there is an unseen world. The problem is, how far is it from Midtown and how late is it open? -- Woody Allen

        by Mnemosyne on Sat May 18, 2013 at 10:45:45 AM PDT

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    •  Yes but that isn't the case; they are free to lie (0+ / 0-)

      & make crap up so that the can sell more stuff for their evil 1% masters.

      FUCK the RW

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