posted on Nov, 24 2008 @ 09:22 PM
This is a great example of something I've been slowly researching of late: the failure of the news media. For the sake of keeping this on topic,
I'll keep this short. Basically there are around 9 aspects, if you will, that members of the media should stick to in order to fulfill their role
within our "democracy". Two of those aspects are A) To present well researched information that is factual in nature, and B) To exist as an entity
that does not serve the government or corporations in any way. I'm paraphrasing them, but I think those two aspects seem like common sense. We should
be able to rely on the news media to be accurate, factual, honest, and responsible to inform us about what is going on.
So when I see the way that Schiff has his honestly basically mocked on these news programs, all I can do is shake my head at the blatant disregard
that the TV stations have for what they should be striving to do! Schiff was a guest in each of the clips I watched that were linked on this thread,
and each time he was taking some crap from the other guests for his brutally honest (and accurate to this point) statements. Yet the hosts of those
shows did nothing to reign in the other guests. You'd think that this guy, with all of the comments that others on the shows made about him being
"spot on" with his past comments, would garner a hell of a lot more respect from his fellow so-called experts.
I'm amused by the way the big TV news stations have been giving more and more air time to Schiff, and to Ron Paul since he bowed out of the
presidential race. They know these two men are talking about things that are realistic even if they paint a picture of an economic collapse. Yet, if
you go back six months, I bet neither of them were given nearly as much attention. Hmmm, why is that?