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  •  This graph is interesting (12+ / 0-)

    It could be applied to corporate media reporting on many important topics. The most informed opinion receives very limited coverage or none at all while obvious talking points and outright lies get better coverage.

    We are on the cusp of losing our democracy for the sake of keeping our empire... Chalmers Johnson

    by truong son traveler on Thu Mar 04, 2010 at 05:44:16 PM PST

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    •  Here's an example (3+ / 0-)
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      RunawayRose, Calamity Jean, RLMiller

      from Glenn Greenwald at Salon writing on 4 March.

      In reference to a debate on the Larry King Show between Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson and and GOP Rep. Michelle Bachmann

      ... does so by repeatedly branding Grayson as being every bit as "crazy" as Bachmann.  Beginning with the article's headline ("Bachmann and Grayson: A diary of crazy") to his sarcastic description of "these two towering intellects" to his claim that Grayson and Bachmann are "the Candy Stripers of Crazy of their parties," Benjamin denigrates Grayson's intellect and mental health by depicting him -- with virtually no cited basis -- as the Democratic mirror image of Bachmann's rabid, out-of-touch extremism.  This view of Grayson has become a virtual Washington platitude, solidified by The New York Times' David Herszenhorn's dismissal of Grayson as "the latest incarnation of what in the American political idiom is known as a wing nut."

      We are on the cusp of losing our democracy for the sake of keeping our empire... Chalmers Johnson

      by truong son traveler on Fri Mar 05, 2010 at 12:37:45 AM PST

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