Someone replies to my previous post, "MSM gets the blame for everthing. It is bullshit ... think about it,Tom, the friggin voters went along. WE are responsible for letting him in. The MSM can only report news. Do you subscribe to the idea that the MSM has to pre-validate the virtues or non-virtues of candidates and elected officials? The MSM is a micrcosm of the voting population. Perhaps election reforms should include a requirement that candidates noses grow when they tell lies. People need to think for themselves. It sounds like the schoolyard kiddies telling the teacher .... BOBBY MADE ME DO IT! IT'S HIS FAULT !"
You are just being an apologist for the powerful. We have every right to truthful news and MSM is simply failing at the role they advertise themselves as fulfilling. Stop trying to make excuses for them. The media is pushing a manipulative and deceptive world view, why are you trying to shift the blame for the wrongs they are doing? Don't make excuses for the MSM, thye are taking advantage of the public at large. We the people need to have an honest media system so we can exercise our right and responsibility of self rule. There are people undermining our democracy, don't make excuses for them for God sakes. We must not make excuses, we must set up a system of news and information that has enough checks and balances in it so that it truly serves the interests of the people and not just the elites.
Most of the time the manipulation and distortion happens by the things they don't report. We don't deserve to have the whole thing a constant game of manipulation! Stop shifting the blame away from the guilty parties and onto those that are being wronged! Such an apologist for the powerful you are and such contempt for the people you have. Those serving the dominant agenda want people to make excuses for them which seems to be the role you desire or maybe you don't understand what is happening in our system. Your statement, "The MSM is a microcosm of the voting population" I could not disagree with more. The MSM is most certainly not a "microcosm of the voting population" but is rather a minority of special interests that are and which serve elites.
What subservience to power you show when you go after the public for what is the malpractice of the media. THe situation with Bush is a disgrace, we need media that is reflective of the entire population. MAny viewpoints are simply excluded from the MSM's presentations. The glaring example I gave was noticed by others: "I can find not a single media outlet, broadcast, print or otherwise, that noticed the outrageous lie told by George Bush" So the media is not representing those that do see the lie. Why aren't you fulfilling your responsibility at self rule by holding those we put into power responsible? You should be thinking of a way to deal with the insult of the Bush Presidency instead of making analogies with the public as children. I notice a pattern, perhaps you think of the general public as children and those with power and privilege as adults?