reply to post by adrenochrome
Indeed, everything needs to be taken with a grain of salt, you have to find what makes sense to you once you've filtered through everything you can
tell has an agenda behind it, that is for sure. As for who owns the canadian media outlets is what interests me in these regards; abuse of power and
wealth to regulate information is obviously not an isolated event in regards to borders on a map, its a human endeavour.
By the way love the screen name and avatar. Hunter S Thompson is and always will be one of my heros, and deserves mention that he was, from the start,
ferociously against the institutions that run against freedom of information and speech. One of the best at putting whatever he wants to talk about in
a context that will make you laugh, and definitely make you think.... I practically know more about the 1972 Presidential Campaign than i do of modern
Even though he founded a form of journalism that is inherently biased in one sense, it is still pure because it is an immediate translation of the
experience as it happens, and not rewritten and spun for an agenda. RIP HST!!! I can only imagine what he would be saying about the state of the world
today; then again, i guess his suicide said it all.
"If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle
today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism. " - HST
"The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the
journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason. " - HST
and one of my favourites, not much to do with journalism but still a beautiful quote:
"There was madness in any direction, at any hour. If not across the Bay, then up the Golden Gate or down 101 to Los Altos or La Honda... You could
strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning...
And that, I think, was the handle — that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn't
need that. Our energy would simply PREVAIL. There was no point in fighting — on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the
crest of a high and beautiful wave...
So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the
high-water mark — that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back" _ HST from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
sorry didnt mean to take away from the Dan Rather story here.