Monday, April 04, 2005

The Great Liberal Media Canard

the media... right... well there is no such thing as liberal media, as defined by the rightwing attack machine. Yes some journalists are liberal on certain issues, most probably are pro-choice, anti-gun, anti-capital punishment, and throw a few other pro this or anti-that into the pot as well. It's not important. What is is that journalists are wheenies, wusses, cowards, supine, however you want to put it. They suck up to power, they love to hide behind authority. A story sourced to authority is more credible, less likely to be questioned by your editor, and eventually more safe, leaving our little computer-key clacking geek in no danger of the ultimate fear, the firing. So, if Greenpeace comes out with an exhaustive, well researched study on some pending ecological disaster, it will most likely be ignored. For you see, Greenpeace has an agenda. Of course, those granola crunchers are going to cry wolf above the planet, that's there game. But, say the Bush administration makes a case of weapons of mass destruction, not maybe, being all over Iraq, but definitely there and everywhere within its borders, the newsmen/women will transcribe ever word and regurgitate it on the pages of papers across the country. This example is convincing since it actually happened. We all know now how the press gobbled up gobs of government propaganda to sell its war in Iraq. It issued mea culpas, sort of, after the fact, but rest assured, they'll do it again every time the war drums, or another government crusade comes a calling, just look at the "crisis" with Social Security. They can't help it, it's the nature of the game.....

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