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  •  Corporate Propagandists (8+ / 0-)

    ..don't all work for Rupert Murdoch.
    (although I do believe he's working on cornering the market on the ridiculously stupid and the the lunatic fringe.)

    I had much bigger hopes for the Internet as an unbiased  and popular alternate news source a few years back than I do today.

    The percentage of people that know about the top tax brackets shrinking over the past decades, or even GE paying zero taxes, is no doubt abysmal - and the information would change some opinions and votes.

    Someone at corporate headquarters must have decided that it wasn't convenient "news."

    An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics - Plutarch

    by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Wed Apr 06, 2011 at 09:59:13 PM PDT

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    •  It's been 15 or more years the internet (4+ / 0-)

      was going to change everything. Even then the notion looked silly, as people volunteer to go to places on the internet, where mass-reach media can reach everyone with the identical message in just a day or two. Two different things entirely.

      I think people have been well-trained to equate "new" with "improved."

      This is not to say there's been no benefit from the Internet. Rather the expectations were naive. We've not yet snapped to the fact the internet is just a beachhead, a salient, in the land of influencing public opinion.

      It will never match mass-reach, and we should be "invading" that territory. More people think Saddam did have WMD than used to, more people think global warming isn't true then they used to, for just two illustrations. That's because the lie got represented on mass-reach media.

      Sorry, a bit off topic, but I wanted to say we've been very unimaginative in using the internet as a tool, expecting the newness itself to lead to needed changes. Well, it has a role. But not the main role.

      Until we break the corporate virtual monopoly on what we hear and see, we keep losing, don't matter what we do.

      by Jim P on Wed Apr 06, 2011 at 11:41:01 PM PDT

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    •  Change won't happen if people don't want it (0+ / 0-)

      And the American people want to live in the fantasy-land created for them to play in--keeping them in a state of permanent childhood and powerlessness. Gradually we must help wake them up and tell them what the likely results will be. At this time those results seem more obvious than they did a few years ago.

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