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    For over a year, at least.  It's an excellent, absolutely essential point: the media is complicit in promulgating serious propaganda.  Which is not new to the US press.

    But, the ratio of actual investigation vs. simply reporting a rewording of official newswire or political bulletins has obviously lowered drastically in the past few decades.

    The blogosphere fighting back at Internet-enabled news outlets is at least one form of direct feedback to the previously unaccountable, traditional media outlets.  I'd love to see a path for this filtering up to the information channels which feed TV and radio, though.

    It would help if our Democratic representatives actually spoke without fear and corporate compromise about what reality is before them (and us) more strongly, frequently and broadly.  Not just antagonizing their interviewers or interested reporters, but speaking to the larger electorate through those media heads.  Eventually, the media heads would desire to catch up with the prevalent messages as they gain popularity, I suspect.

    So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way.

    by wader on Mon Aug 21, 2006 at 03:20:55 PM PDT

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