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View Diary: Losing the Class War: What's the Matter With West Virginia? (194 comments)

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  •  I don't see how anyone could argue with the main (3+ / 0-)
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    greywolfe359, goinsouth, nipit

    points you make in your comment.

    Yet, as a resident of the WV hinterland, let me say that I think it's a plus to simply have exposure to non-monolithic points of media view here. Even if it IS BBC or Al Jazeera. I suspect the World Wide web internet connections in libraries were a revelation to more than a few people around here in recent times.

    The Fox-ification of the national media is obvious. Then we have a "local" daily paper here slightly to the right of Francisco Franco, a station of American Family Hate Radio, and TV stations that make Hearst look dignified and objective.

    Any alternative that allows exposure to the greater outside world is good. None should be scorned. It might not work for the current generation, but it may save their kids.

    •  My local paper gets the right-wing talking pts (0+ / 0-)

      After Obama was elected, the headlines were so doomsday that you would have thought it was 2012.  I wrote to the editors for over a year pointing out their bias. I finally got a defensive reaction when I asked them to simply compare their headlines to other newspaper around the state. They have toned down their headlines, but I don't take credit for it. I imagine other people complained, and like most newspapers they are struggling to keep subscribers.

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