Thursday, March 03, 2005

Shining some light

The Nation has a fascinating article by Brooke Allen called "Our Godless Constitution" that should be printed out and distributed to every member of the supine White House press corps (yes, supine, even without "Gannon").

The erosion of the fourth estate is in its way even more frightening than the Bush regime itself. Mainstream media can no longer be trusted to impart the news. Instead, they parse the news through the Roviator and presto! what comes out is distortions, exagerrated slants, lies ... and anyone who accepts without question (ie, most of the US population) what they see on TV news broadcasts or read in the newspaper is now misinformed. Such restructuring of the news was a hallmark of Joseph Goebbels and it's daily gaining ever more traction here in the land of the free and home of the brave (irony, folks, that's irony).

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