Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Main Stream Media -

I gave up long ago hoping that the media would follow either of the ideals to which I think they should aspire, which are:
  • Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable and/or
  • Make the important interesting, instead of their current model which is to make the interesting important
But, I don't think it's too much to ask that when someone blatantly lies, especially someone who aspires to be President of the United States, that NBC, CBS, and ABC, at the very least, should ask the candidate about it... a simple, "You're taking X out of context, the entire quote is Y" and then ask for a comment.  But they don't, as Arianna Huffington points out HERE

As the piece points out, "Instead of a national conversation about what sort of person would approve such an ad, what we mostly got was just another "he said/she said" episode."  This is the key, our country has become so divided, thanks to the media, that every single thing is seen as a partisan issue.  The media HAS to call a lie a lie, it really is the least they can do, but the water has been so tainted by Fox, Limbaugh, etc., that 'you're either with us, or against us' has become the rallying cry in the public conversation and the media doesn't want to risk the advertising dollars to challenge the propagandist.

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