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  •  Out of curiosity I (9+ / 0-)

    checked Wiki on the history of scandals in the US .  The list is broken down by presidential terms into three catagories; Executive, Legislativce and Judicial Branches.  What an eye opener and the " 'W' for Waterboarding" era is just beginning.

    The page begins with this:

    Merriam-Webster defines scandal as "loss of or damage to reputation caused by actual or apparent violation of morality or propriety." How the public perceives a supposed scandal is often driven by media coverage.

    Media accountablity is a MUST.  Far too long ago we lost true reporters reporting the news to commentators spinning the news for the finanical/political benefit of their owners.  Until the time of fact based reporting returns - if it ever does - the question "What do we tell our children"  becomes a lot more complicated and difficult.

    Thank you for this remarkable series Crissie and the links you provided for assisting those on the front lines fighting abuses of power worldwide.  Huuuugggs to you and the krew.

    As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. -John F. Kennedy

    by JaxDem on Sat Apr 25, 2009 at 05:34:42 AM PDT

    •  We have to be part of the media. (5+ / 0-)
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      Orinoco, JaxDem, maryabein, kktlaw, FarWestGirl

      We can't rely on the media to spoon-feed us all of the information we need.  We Americans need to be more assertive and involved, both in monitoring our government and in supporting agencies like those I linked, who do a far better job of investigating the abuses of power than our media.

      Good morning! ::huggggggggggs::

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