<a href="http://www.truthout.org/docs_04/092104A.shtml">link here</a><br><br>yes, this is a biased source with an obvious agenda, but there are some nice points made in this article. even if you disagree with the author's premise, the basic question of whether news has become more entertainment than news is worthy of discussion. some of you often claim the media has a liberal news agenda, while i maintain it's all about entertainment, ratings, and survival. thoughts on the article?<br><br><br>--<br>one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato
some of you often claim the media has a liberal news agenda<br><br>I think there is no more claiming, but is just an accepted fact. If you don't believe me I have obtained some documents faxed exclusively to me from a Kinkos in Texas that prove it.<br><br>
An interesting read. This quacking about liberal bias and Fox news conservative bias really pales in comparison to the real news. News is not news anymore. It's entertainment written by lazy authors who get spoon fed sensationalist stories and they run with it because the next big flashy news break is where the next big paycheck is coming from. Dan Rather is just the latest gullible reporter. This articles mention of Judith Miller's article on the Iraqi defector in 2001 got me to look up the story on lexis/nexus. It is not just in retrospect that this defectors story sounds like a fantasy. He was served up by the Iraqi National Congress and a JMiller as a New York Times reporter should have been a little more skeptical. His story about visiting lead lined vaults under wells and secret biological labs underneath Baghdad hospital are truly laughable when taken as a whole. The dude was super secret agent man the way he got around checking out all these secret hideouts. There were news organizations which discounted this crapola. Knight Ridder did somewhat and offshore papers like the Guardian. But we ignored it because the drumbeat to war was more fun and easier to write about.<br><br>My only bone to pick with the article: Bill Clinton did not buy gifts from Big Dog in Nantucket for Monica Lewinsky. He bought them at The Black Dog on Martha's Vineyard. And Manny hit 22 doubles in his first full rookie season. <br><br>luciferase is a four nineteener
judith miller should have been more skeptical of the source; however, she was merely writing an article. we have people in this gov't who took these defector's stories and used them to bolster their case for war. that's a zillion times worse. where's that criticism from the folks on the right who are quick to indict the media?<br><br><br>--<br>one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato
A zillion times worse? Such exaggeration. It's only a billion times worse. <br><br>A zillion times worse is the wholesale swallowing of every story Chalabi would come up with as he was fed info from Iran. A zillion times worse is doing Iran's bidding and attacking Iraq. There must be some higher ups in the Iranian government who simply cannot believe their good luck that everything they wanted Bush to do he went ahead and did. Now we are going to get sham elections in January followed by the US skeedattling. Then a pinch of civil war and the Iranians take over.<br><br><br><br><br>luciferase is a four nineteener
It was good reading right up to the point where he proclaimed how smart he is and how stupid "they" are, then came the conspiracies, and that's where I tuned him out. There is no doubt that many people got duped, but when the conspiracy stuff starts that's where I tune out. <br><br><br>Salus populi suprema lex
Salus populi suprema lex
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