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  •  All I can say is (1+ / 0-)
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    I will buy my little local rag until some bitter end it has not reached yet (although its time may be drawing nigh), but if these media bozos actually believe that I will pay them money to read the shit they have been flinging online for the last decade for free, they have another really big lesson to learn. They will fall, it won't be pretty, and the flames will keep their stupid shareholders and administrators warm for as long as they sputter. What a laugh.

    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

    by crose on Sat Jun 06, 2009 at 02:36:53 PM PDT

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    •  dinosaurs....slow, stupid. and another comet (0+ / 0-)

      is on the way.....only this ones made up of technology and progress......and a hard rains a gonna fall.....

      "You don't like people with moriles, because you feel inferior and since you are gay you need all of us to except you now."-DK Hatemail

      by Molotov on Sat Jun 06, 2009 at 03:21:40 PM PDT

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      •  Protecting "creativity" - (1+ / 0-)
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        you mean like making shit up?  Or printing shit that some politico tells you without every checking its accuracy?  You mean that kind of creativity?

        No Thanks, I've had enough already.

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Sat Jun 06, 2009 at 03:48:10 PM PDT

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    •  That's just the thing, these media bozos have (1+ / 0-)
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      built their entire business plan (at least since the Reagan years) around the assumption that we WILL keep on  buying the stupid shit they've been selling, and that we'll do it forever. They're used to a bunch of sheep who don't care if traitors and liars are given front page or first story attention, while those that know better are never heard from at all. They're used to a public that somehow let themselves turn over all their civil rights and duties to a bunch of thugs under the pretense that they were 'protecting them'. (Anyone who went out and bought plastic and duct tape should have had their asses kicked. We're at LEVEL SKY-BLUE PINNNNKKKKKKKK! Kiss your asses goodbye!!)

      They LIED and COVERED for the most egregious and serious crimes ever committed by government 'officials' in the history of this country. It started with the Cheney Energy Meetings and bush*s delusional plans to kicks Saddam's ass because he wanted to out-penis the old man, and the shit just took off from there. Little Boots was losing his appeal amongst the public, and his numbers were starting to tank if I recall correctly. Then, things started looking up. A gang of nuts made up of mostly Saudis h

      One of the most offensive and outright un-American of the disgusting and deceitful actions of all the media (EXCEPT THE BLOGS) was the lies about the build-up to the war, the cover-up of the real truth, the demonization of the anti-war movement, and the EMBEDDING of liars like Judy Judy Judy Miller in with the military as they attacked and occupied a country that hadn't done a damn thing to the US. There were people out there trying to get the truth out, but they were INTENTIONALLY SILENCED by the media (all the media).

      So to divert attention from the real things that Americans should have been hearing abuot, the media decided that they would filter what info they felt that we needed, would judge what information was fit for the great unwashed. When caught at their shennanigans, they would issue phony I'm Sorrys when confronted with proof of their duplicity and collusion:Collusion

      Col*lu"sion, n. [L. collusio: cf. F. collusion. See Collude.]

      1. A secret agreement and cooperation for a fraudulent or deceitful purpose; a playing into each other's hands; deceit; fraud; cunning.

      The foxe, maister of collusion. --Spenser.

      That they [miracles] be done publicly, in the face of the world, that there may be no room to suspect artifice and collusion. --Atterbury.

      By the ignorance of the merchants or dishonesty of the weavers, or the collusion of both, the ware was bad and the price excessive. --Swift.

      http://dictionary.reference.com/...=

      ANYWAY, the media bosses decided that all we needed were constant updates on the breaking 'important' stories of the day, like who killed Natalie what's-her-name (sorry, I forgot), or why did Jennifer Wilbanks take a powder (I'm embarrased that I remembered her name)?

      No rebuttal when bush* said 'Saddam wouldn't let the inspectors do their jobs'. Hell, they all had pictures and tapes of Hans Blix and the boys giving updates and reports of all their inspections. Saddam had tried to bad ass them once, but he backed down and the inspections were on-going. bush** told them to get out, that he had some rather nasty plans that he planned to put into action. And then the rah-rah stories about MOABs and how fucking bad ass we were started. (Yeah, we kicked ass initially. We got the surprise of the millenium when they fought back.) And that's when the media turned Iraqis fighting for their country 'terraists'.

      The 'media' was an intregal part of the conspiracy to lie this country into a war of choice and to cover for the ineptitude and lack of planning in the conduct of the one they already had going. And from that point on we lost control of, and the heart and soul of, what was best about our country.

      That's why I don't care what happens to 'em. The media treated me, and all the people like me like me, like we were frigging delusional, terraist loving, unpatriotic idiots.

      I know that that we will continue to pay for the lies and deception of the neocons, the bush** administration, and the 'media' for generations.

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