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Conservative politicians are abandoning my generation and any that hope to come after.
Meanwhile, the people who are supposed to be holding decision-makers to account are instead broadcasting useless tripe, or worse, stories that actively distract from the massive projects we need to be tackling instead of watching TV.
Meanwhile, we’re wrapping up a real war, one that invites us to take stock of where we stand in the world ten years after it began.
TV news is a curious medium. You don’t always know whose interests are being served — or ignored.
Consider Fox News. What the Murdoch model demonstrated was that facts and truth could be replaced by ideology, with viewership and revenue going up. Simply put, you can tell less truth and make more money. When you have to balance the interests of your shareholders against the interests of the viewers you supposedly serve, the firewall between the boardroom and the newsroom becomes a very important bulwark indeed.
Originally posted by randomname
he was forced to quit, because like his article he was putting people to sleep.
Great now if all the guys with a conscience quit all we would have left is a bunch of neocons ruining the news .Come back and be the wrench in the machine.You could fight a better fight from the inside being the wrench than to be replaced by a neocon.