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View Diary: The Independence Day Media Massacre. Dkos finally flexes its economic muscle!!! (223 comments)

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  •  To tell you the truth... (none)
    I don't have much use for Atlantic or Harper's or The Nation either.

    An hour on the internet is worth more than ANY one magazine of newspaper.

    AND..."the Rove thing was watered down?"

    You mean in Newsweek? You've seen it?  Where?

    AG

    "Let the intelligent read and understand, and let the ignorant stay that way." From the earliest known piece of writing. A Mesopotamian shopping list. Nice.

    by Arthur Gilroy on Sun Jul 03, 2005 at 10:48:54 AM PDT

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    •  Here (none)
      Here.

      Beware the Cult of Chicken Little!

      by Addison on Sun Jul 03, 2005 at 11:09:01 AM PDT

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      •  Thank you. (none)
        How disappointing.

        How...normal.

        No headline like "Rove's the One!!!"

        A picture of him that makes him look almost...human.

        All sides of the story, all dumbed down for popular consumption and safe passage through waters in which they were wrecked just a short time ago by actually publishing the truth of the matter in the Koran story.

        So..neutral.

        So...centrist.

        So...safe.

        So it goes.

        AG

        "Let the intelligent read and understand, and let the ignorant stay that way." From the earliest known piece of writing. A Mesopotamian shopping list. Nice.

        by Arthur Gilroy on Sun Jul 03, 2005 at 11:22:28 AM PDT

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        •  Yeah (none)
          As I said, it's sort of a glossover of the story.

          The problem with those newssources is that they're trying to tell ALL the news. So it's just this superficial gloss on the facts. Sometimes that veneer treatment goes our way, sometimes it doesn't. But it's always bad journalism and highlights incompetence.

          My problem with internet only newsgathering is that it's almost inevitably biased and occasionally just as superficial as the MSM. Daily Kos is biased. Red State is biased. The internet is often just a mill of echo chamber magnification of a few facts or quotes.

          What news agencies need to do is stop trying to cover EVERYTHING -- stop covering "Iraq" -- and start narrowing the focus of their reports. They need to have on the ground reporters to gather actual stories instead of innuendo (AKA stop relying on AP or Reuters for everything). They need to give us everything there is to know about Tikrit's water situation and stop trying to tell us about the success/failure of Iraq in a 1500 page report.

          Beware the Cult of Chicken Little!

          by Addison on Sun Jul 03, 2005 at 11:26:39 AM PDT

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          •  Thank you!!!! (none)
            It's called liberal to tell us how the hospitals are running, what schools are open, the water, the electricity, are our men fully armored, are the vehicles fully armored, do they get the best care when they come home. It's considered liberal when we notice the various factions fighting with one another, when ammo dumps are left unattended, when the green zone seems to be a better investment than the rest of the country. But seldom are these media sources following up on the lead, they don't dig into where the investments are going, give us a report card on the major contractors spending our dollars on "what". We don't get an honest debate on going to war, on being in war and on ending the war. This isn't news its filtered koolaid.

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