Skip to main content

View Diary: Jack Shafer On Fire: "American journalism began in earnest as a rebellion against the state." (60 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Two things come to mind. One is that most (25+ / 0-)

    corporate journalists are part of the financial elite. They think their talents entitle them to live 100 or 1000 times financially better than most Americans.

    And two, they know where their bread is buttered.

    Patriotism sells better than leftist radicalism, or to put it another way, speaking truth to power, doesn't.

    Now think high school; athletes, cheerleaders and the schools administration, rah rah rah and all that. Who of those in a cliched high school setting would walk around like their shit didn't stink? And who benefited from the teams success and popularity therefore granting favor to the "popular"?

    That typifies the modern relationship between government, journalism and corporations mostly because our government has become so militaristic and where, in our post high school scenario, the military assumes the role of athlete, journalists the role of pompom waving cheerleaders and corporations the role of the schools administration.

    How it pays off is that corporations (media owners) benefit from a corrupt militarized government and shower favor on those cheer-journailsts that help prop up the corrupt government.

    That's how the cookie crumbles in the plutocracy's United States of America, L.L.C.

    "We must make our choice. We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." - Louis Brandies

    by Pescadero Bill on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 08:56:24 AM PDT

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site