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  •  Very insightful, I would also add laziness of MSM (0+ / 0-)

    Dead on.

    I would also add to your analysis the laziness of the MSM.  The MSM has turned the focus of 2008 from policy to simply handicapping a horserace.  This is how you end up with articles about orange juice and bowling.

    It's in the best interest of the MSM to have a long, drawn-out election cycle with a number of tit for tat exchanges--this way their job is easier: instead of focusing on investigative journalism they can coast along writing inanities.

    Clearly, as you've said, there are good journalists.  But, I would add that these journalists exist within a system where they are rewarded most for being lazy, not productive.

    "There is no inherent wisdom in authority" Joe Strummer

    by bristol on Sun Apr 13, 2008 at 09:45:53 AM PDT

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