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To Hell With the LameStreamMedia!

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posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 01:16 PM
So when does the media take its hits?

They rage on Obama and Clinton, chuckle at McSame but no one EVER holds them accountable. They parse words, bury stories, twist meanings and supply us with a never-ending amount of "analysis" disguised as news. Let's face it, since November 2000, the media has driven the agenda in this country. Ratings rule. Public Interest suffers.

Our emotions are constantly being manipulated with the info-bombs they lob at our psyches, they can whip any issue up into a frenzy and yet, until now, they have remained completely unaccountable. Enough is enough.

I think everyone ought to start spamming media organizations to express our disgust for and rejection of their sycophantic relationship with the CorpGov and the complete collapse of objective and comprehensive Journalism in this country.

"If the corporate media had been as diligent about watchdogging the president as... Rev. Wright, it's likely we wouldn't have invaded Iraq."

Pentagon's Hidden Hand

Media's Outrage Deficit

[edit on 30/4/08 by kosmicjack]

posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 01:37 PM
Here is an excellent chart that graphs the web of unseen influence in media ownership:

A compelling argument:

The greatest threat to the future of the USA does not come from terrorists, or global warming, or electronic voting machines, or globalization, or the national debt, or nuclear proliferation, or the health care crisis, or the collapse of vital infrastructure.

The greatest threat to the future of the USA comes from our own mainstream news media.

No, I am not indulging in hyperbole.

The US mainstream news media, monopolized as it is by corporate interests, has failed to live up to its Constitutional obligations. It has been craven and complicit in the purveying of denial and disinformation about global warming and flat-out lies about the war IN, OF, BY and FOR terror.

Indeed, in some ways, we do not have a news media controlled by government, we have a government controlled by the news media.

I call it the greatest threat because over the past few decades, lacking a mass news media that delivers nutrient-rich content, our citizenry has become informationally malnourished; and consequently, our citizenry has lost the sharpness of mind and the strength of will to overcome all the other threats mentioned (any one which could bring this nation to its knees).

If the US mainstream news media had lived up to its obligation to pursue the truth and deliver it, with continuity and astute aggregation, then Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, Rove, Gonzalez, Libby would be struggling to defend themselves in court instead of negotiating book deals or building libraries.

posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 01:58 PM
Thank you for the interesting information. As usual you are right on target.

At one time I read four newspapers a day. Now they are only good as fish wrappers IMO. Television news isn't any better.

Thankfully we have ATS to dig through the facts and weed out the truth.

Never spammed anyone but will begin immediately. Don't know if we will do any good but it is making an effort and is non violent.

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