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I would also like to add that I believe the whole dem vs repub and repub vs dem thing is orchestrated nonsense to divert our attention and split our displeasure. If anyone thinks that Democrat politicians are for the little guy, you should take a serious hard look at them. After all, at least 6 of the richest 10 congressmen are Dems.
BlackmarketeerIt is apparently too much to expect our Infotainment industry to cover a huge grass-roots march by ordinary people, asking for ordinary things, in an ordinary way. You see, the “news” media is no longer about news, and hasn’t been since the 1970′s. The Reaganistas deregulated the media , making truth play second fiddle to profits. Second fiddle, Hell, they made truth a friggin’ understudy. Ratings and ad revenue determine what gets played on TeeVee “news” programs these days.
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I was strictly referring to politicians.
The ones carrying the signs etc are true believers (for the most part) even though they are being deceived.
Ignorance is bliss, and some people are pretty danged happy. Specially those that believe Democrats are for the little guy. Keep dreaming.
But I thought we had a "Liberal Media"?
We keep being told across these Boards that the "Lame Stream Media" only reports Pro Left and Anti Right wing stories.
Could it really be that this is not the case?
steamingHow safe is Tomorrow? The above is something I have never seen on that site before
It's worse than simple propaganda on the "news". The bad guys have control of the entertainment sector too. When was the last time you heard an antiwar song on the radio? Did you catch what happened to the Dixie Chicks when they hammered the bad guys?
If a particular law is passed it is because those in power want it to be so. If a policy is enacted, it is because those in power want it enacted. Incredibly simplistic you say? No doubt...to the extreme. But how do the public and media respond? Dems did this, Repubs did that...etc etc. Lets just take the focus off what the govt did.
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I'm as shocked as anybody that this didn't 'come across our desk' but for a different reason. 100,000 people protesting in NC! These people had to hook up somehow to know to show up. They have Facebook accounts, Twitter, and they call and email their friends and family to share things that matter to them. When they were at this thing, they must have taken pics and posted them. Forget that the news did't cover it, this is the age where we all cover it. How did this thing even stay in a bubble??? It should have been common knowledge, considering the number of people involve, and how many folks THEY know. And if word of it didn't spread immediately, think of all the commuters inconvenienced who would also have shared what was going on!
To me, the bigger question is how did they keep a lid on it!