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  •  The Sad Reality (4.00)
    If we had a media that was on the level, I honestly think we could shame Bush and Cheney out of office in 30 days. It's all about framing and pushing narratives, and the "impeachment" narrative is one that our corporate media will never embrace. They're making too much money to do otherwise.

    In 1998, the media latched on to the Lewinsky story and never, ever let go. 24/7. Every single day. They raised the issue at every press conference. It was above the fold. It was in our face. We couldn't avoid it no matter how hard we tried.

    Compare that to (for example) the Cheney shooting story. How long did that "firestorm" last? A week? There are a million unanswered questions, yet no one outside the blogosphere seems interested in even looking for the answers, let alone finding them and (gasp!) reporting them in the name of getting to the truth.

    We're told the country has "moved on" because Scott McClellan says so. They create their own reality day after day after day -- and the media never fails to let them get away with it.

    The media can't sustain anything. Or, more likely, they just don't want to.

    I have always resisted the idea the idea of creating a liberal/progressive counterbalance to the Fox News Channel, but we might not be left with any other choice. The corporate media has chosen sides, and it isn't ours.

    I'm a man who discovered the wheel and built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn -- Ron Burgundy

    by IndyScott on Mon Feb 20, 2006 at 06:39:19 AM PST

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