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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:51 PM

What does this say about our media?



I can't wait until these two get a hold of NRA Wayne LaPrick

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Playinghardball Dec 2012 OP
lame54 Dec 2012 #1
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #2
Wellstone ruled Dec 2012 #3
Dustlawyer Dec 2012 #4
jonthebru Dec 2012 #9
xtraxritical Dec 2012 #19
Jobam Dec 2012 #5
BlueJazz Dec 2012 #8
azurnoir Dec 2012 #15
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #6
2naSalit Dec 2012 #25
mcgarry50 Dec 2012 #7
WCGreen Dec 2012 #10
fascisthunter Dec 2012 #11
Duval Dec 2012 #12
Cha Dec 2012 #13
WillyT Dec 2012 #14
freshwest Dec 2012 #16
iemitsu Dec 2012 #24
indepat Dec 2012 #17
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #18
Initech Dec 2012 #20
spooky3 Dec 2012 #21
onecent Dec 2012 #22
cantbeserious Dec 2012 #23
2naSalit Dec 2012 #26
SHRED Dec 2012 #27

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:56 PM

1. you'll have to wait till next year...

but by then a whole new crop of right-wing B.S. will come out to wade through

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:56 PM

2. 90% of the media are corporate shills. They are meeting their goals. nm

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:08 PM

3. Sign of our times!!!

What Media? Unbiased News? Infotainment,that's the ticket.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:42 PM

4. COMPLETE CAMPAIGN FINACE REFORM!

Then we can take back out airwaves and bust up the corporate media! They are our airwaves!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 03:41 PM

9. I wholeheartedly agree.

Almost all the current perceived problems in our country spring forth from the DC lobbyists and their ability to bribe elected officials and the "Citizens United" SCOTUS decision.

http://anticorruptionact.org/

https://movetoamend.org/

"We need to fix that."

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Response to jonthebru (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:18 PM

19. "Laughter is the best medicine."

 

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 03:24 PM

5. Thank "St. Ronnie" for today's "media"

It was Saint Ronnie's FCC that changed the rules and allowed Rupert Murdoch into our media sphere and he created mercenary media, in addition his FCC allowed the creation of the corporate media which feed us infotainment, gave us news models, low information, et al. Ronnie, 2nd worst president of the last 85 or so years....behind only Dumbya

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Response to Jobam (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 03:26 PM

8. You got it ! ...and welcome to DU.

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Response to Jobam (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 04:49 PM

15. yep hit that right on the nose

I remember when CBS was a radical network that broke some of the most major stories of the 60's and 70's and Ronnie mentioned them in particular

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 03:24 PM

6. LMSP kicking...



JOHN PRINE
"Spanish Pipedream (Blow Up Your TV)"
She was a level-headed dancer on the road to alcohol
And I was just a soldier on my way to Montreal
Well she pressed her chest against me
About the time the juke box broke
Yeah, she gave me a peck on the back of the neck
And these are the words she spoke

Blow up your TV throw away your paper
Go to the country, build you a home
Plant a little garden, eat a lot of peaches
Try an find Jesus on your own
Well, I sat there at the table and I acted real naive
For I knew that topless lady had something up her sleeve
Well, she danced around the bar room and she did the hoochy-coo
Yeah she sang her song all night long, tellin' me what to do

Well, I was young and hungry and about to leave that place
When just as I was leavin', well she looked me in the face
I said "You must know the answer."
"She said, "No but I'll give it a try."
And to this very day we've been livin' our way
And here is the reason why
We blew up our TV threw away our paper
Went to the country, built us a home
Had a lot of children, fed 'em on peaches
They all found Jesus on their own



http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/john_prine/spanish_pipedream_blow_up_your_tv.html

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:09 PM

25. Thanks!!

I've been a fan of john Prine for decades, his lyrics are so profound if not depressing due to their realness.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 03:26 PM

7. media?

 

if it weren't for the comedy channel and the internet there is no news media in the US.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 04:02 PM

10. Humor has always been the best way to judge what is wrong in the world....

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 04:04 PM

11. unfettered capitalism overwhelming our democracy

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 04:21 PM

12. Our MSM has been hijacked since 2000. n/t

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 04:23 PM

13. It says the US "media" is bought and paid for by

the Plutocrats. cnn? "the most trusted name in news"? Give. me. a. break.

The Washington Press Corp Jackals? Jake Tapper? Leaving abc and going to cnn.

Funny ol world .. Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.. US comedians who are actually patriots.

Have to give appreciation to Rachel, Rev Al, and L O'D, too.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 04:35 PM

14. HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!!


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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:19 PM

16. Only the court jesters are safe from royal wrath (network owners) for telling the truth.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:14 PM

24. I was going to mention the exclusive role of the Court Jester but you beat me to it.

Criticism, couched in humor, is the safety valve for politicians, and others with power, that allows them to recognize the truth while legislating according to lies.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:43 PM

17. It says journalists in general are employed by those eaten up with ignorance, intolerance,

stupidity, insatiable greed, and disingenousness: i.e., those blinded by the right.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 07:17 PM

18. Well Sarah believes in the Liberal Media...that it is shilling for PBO.

When asked about the recent clash between the New York Timesís Jeff Zeleny and Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, Sarah Palin runs on about the liberal media twisting words and putting them in peopleís mouths and shilling for Obama and . . . when does her contract with Fox News expire?

http://aksyrin.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/sarah-palin-runs-on-about-the-liberal-media-again/

I started to write: Sarah thinks, but changed it to Sarah believes. Sarah think would have been an oxymoron!

Thanks for the thread!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:23 PM

20. That will be a truly epic smack down. Come on Jon and Steve!!!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:26 AM

21. Very true--but also, those two are geniuses with wonderful writers.

That does not in any way detract from your point, which is a perfectly stated indictment. I just want to give two extraordinary talents their props.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:42 AM

22. Another HUGE kick & recommend!!!!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:13 PM

23. It Says That The Media Is Owned And Controlled By Large Corporations

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:13 PM

26. Well, one thing for certain

is that they have weeks if not months of new material when they get back.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:26 PM

27. not just Republican BS...obtw

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