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  •  I think "cult" may be the operative word here (0+ / 0-)

    I posted an extended excerpt from this post on my own rarely updated blog, because it set me to thinking about cults in general and how I've come to view the traditional media over the last few years. (What they were doing started long before, but it took a while for me to see it.)

    Beginning of my thoughts on the cult-likeness what's happening with the media:

    The parts I bolded in the excerpts from Devilstower's post reminded me of why I continually have a deeply disturbing sense that the extreme right-wing is more like a cult than a political party. As I understand it, as new members are enticed into a cult, the first thing that must be done to ensure their "capture" into the cult is to isolate them. They must be completely separated from any source of information that would cause them to question the ideology and worldview of the cult.

    The rest here.

    I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction, of the Constitution. - Barbara Jordan

    by Janet Strange on Sun Apr 13, 2008 at 08:10:45 AM PDT

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