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  •  I'm pretty much resigned to the fact that (9+ / 0-)

    Republican talking points dominate the media's treatment of ACA. It's a catastrophic trainwreck, without any successes.

    The trainwreck is actually this ungovernable, dysfunctional country now. It's becoming a laughinstock.

    And having colluded with the dysfunction heartily, the media will dutifully report on our spiraling decline socially, economically, politically, and environmentally.

    "The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass."--Wendell Berry

    by Wildthumb on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 09:12:17 AM PST

    •  The media is the laughingstock (9+ / 0-)

      My line of work, too.

      It hurts.

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      by Johnny Wendell on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 09:18:15 AM PST

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      •  They changed focus to make news a profit center (5+ / 0-)

        More then sad, reprehensible.

      •  You got that right, radio guy. (2+ / 0-)
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        BTW, I go back to the days before television, when radio was my world. Especially the Saturday morning shows. And hey: Jack Benny, Bob Hope, I Love a Mystery, and on and on. It was noble then.

        Now I just shuttle back and forth now between local AM news, NPR, and K-EARTH. Used to listen to KTLK, but I need a break from relentless politics during the day. The amount and obnoxiousness of commercials on AM radio has turned it into a wall of noise. Sorry about the mini-essay. Carry on!

        "The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass."--Wendell Berry

        by Wildthumb on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 09:31:05 AM PST

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    •  They are still trying to roll-back SSI (4+ / 0-)

      Eventually the media will temporarily tire of the ACA and we will have to get back to how Social Security is doomed. Irangate has already displaced Benghazi for the week...but soon ALL will be revealed about Obama's Argle-Bargle.

      The best thing for the idiot media about Obama is that Jimmy Carter blaming was starting to lose its edge.

      "You know, just because the thing I saw wasn't there doesn't mean there wasn't something there that I didn't see." Ann Althouse, Conservative Thoughtmeister

      by Bill Section 147 on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 09:21:45 AM PST

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      •  Just a note--Social Security is not "SSI" (3+ / 0-)
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        that abbreviation stands for "supplemental security income"--it is run by the Social Security Administration but it is a means-tested program for people with disabilities, often those who do not have the work credits to qualify for SSDI (which, like Social Security Old Age benefits, are not means-tested).

        "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

        by Alice in Florida on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 09:54:18 AM PST

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    •  True for the (1+ / 0-)
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      national media. Which is why the President is looking at local media for coverage.

      When you see someone from the national media recycling repeatedly debunked garbage like "death panels," you know national journalism is dead.

      http://talkingpointsmemo.com/...

    •  But not local media (1+ / 0-)
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      At least the local media in NC gave some interesting coverage.

      Issa tried to hold an anti-ACA hearing here in NC last week.  Only two members of Congress showed up. When Issa wouldn't let people who were helped by the ACA testify and escorted them out, they protested outside of the hearing.

      Guess who the local media covered?

      Hint:  It wasn't Issa.

      http://www.wral.com/...

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      by NCJan on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 11:55:37 AM PST

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      •  And that's why lately I'm tuning all the national (1+ / 0-)
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        networks out (Brian Williams is on my shit list) and watching local affiliates here in the L.A. area. Yeah, once in a while there's a maddening, moronic car chase, and too much silly banter,  but that's the price.

        "The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass."--Wendell Berry

        by Wildthumb on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 03:34:35 PM PST

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        •  "If it bleeds, it leads" (1+ / 0-)
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          Or "humint" (human interest)

          Those good old local news slogans might be giving us the advantage when it comes to highlighting ACA's accomplishments--

          at least when it comes to the formerly uninsured who have pre-existing conditions.

          Fox's Brian Kilmeade on Starbucks' decision to ban guns in stores: "Real simple - if you have a gun, go to Dunkin Donuts."

          by NCJan on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 04:10:59 PM PST

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          •  We need to get up a petition on Kos and elsewhere (1+ / 0-)
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            and get lots of signatures and separately, lots of anecdotes about the successes and start bombarding newspeople with them. Some of it might get through to the national stuff.

            "The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass."--Wendell Berry

            by Wildthumb on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 05:06:23 PM PST

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            •  Ed Schultz is doing this n/t (1+ / 0-)
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              Fox's Brian Kilmeade on Starbucks' decision to ban guns in stores: "Real simple - if you have a gun, go to Dunkin Donuts."

              by NCJan on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 07:47:59 PM PST

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