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    dzog

    Instead, all of them filter whatever happens through a narrative framework, which is intended to bolster ratings by promoting the "dogfight" aspect of politics.

    Therefore, what we see on our TVs is the president (character A) vs. the Republican opposition (who must collectively act as character B).

    CNN is particularly egregious here.

    They've maneuvered themselves into a petty, smug ideological corner. It's hard to know whether they believe their sanctimonious crap or not. But in CNN land, all perspectives--regardless of their basis in reality-- are equal.

    It's like they've self-imposed their own warped "fairness doctrine" and operate from a delusion that both mainstream parties have valid perspectives and facts,no matter how delusional and "fringey" the Southern  Christian Hawks become.

    Tax Cuts Are Their Jesus -B. Whitford

    by Indieman on Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 01:59:18 AM PST

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