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  •  I'd be sympathetic to the MSM... (20+ / 0-)

    ...if they weren't such a despicable lot.

    I'm supposed to feel sorry for David Gregory? Right.

    This is the press that lied us into Iraq but has hounded Obama from His inauguration.

    Eff the whole bunch.

    ODS results in Obama's amazing ability to humiliate his biggest critics, on the right and the left.

    by NoFortunateSon on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 08:10:34 PM PDT

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    •  The MSM is DUTIFULLY doing the job (4+ / 0-)

      it is PAID by conservatives and corporations to do.

      And it isn't getting better at all: it's getting even more incestuous.

      John Oliver: News sites are so desperate, their tricks are reaching Scientology-level bullsh*t

      On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver delved into the somewhat inside baseball topic of ‘native advertising’ — the insertion of corporate-sponsored  content into news reporting.

      Explaining that corporate influence is becoming more and more pervasive in the news delivered online and in print,  Oliver explained that by appearing on  HBO — which is not supported by advertising dollars –  he is allowed to say, “Cadbury Creme Eggs are filled with dolphin sperm, or that Old Navy clothing makes you look like a tacky murderer, or that Snickers only satisfies you for about eight minutes, then makes you hate yourself for the rest of the day, I can, I can do all of those things.”

      In a time of sagging profits due to a decline in advertising dollars, Oliver describes news organizations accepting ‘sponsored content,’  from corporations, designed to look like news. Oliver described it as breaking down what was known as “the separation between church and state” — the dividing line between editorial and advertising.

      They pay to have it such that MSM information is tilted, tainted and not useful for honest people OR people needing actual information.

      Information is power and commoners are not to have power.

      This is why cops hunt down people who video them killing people. We are not to have the information so the police - who represent the government - can lie like motherfuckers and do what they want.

      It also allows the "Media" to tell you THC means "three-headed children" and expect you - the uniformed - to believe it.

      American MSM is useless shit.

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