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Sat Aug 11, 2012, 05:34 PM

3. Yep, journalists succumb to ideological blinders all the time

That reporter for the NY Times let his (conservative) personal biases shine through.

He mocks activists that oppose the rich, says they are doomed, argues that the wealthy will continue being wealthy, and basically says nothing can be done about it. That's not reporting. That's some backwards b.s.

Consider when he quoted Jack London criticizing a group of wealthy New Yorkers for letting many people suffer in order to enrich themselves. London said that they "mismanaged the world" and one day "it shall be taken from you." How does the reporter follow that? Does he say London had a point? Does he say that it's a nightmare that activists are hoping to end? No, he says that ending this reign: "Itís a dream that still exists in Oakland ó that the world can be taken from the haves and delivered to the have-nots. Like all dreams that are on the brink of being extinguished, its keepers cling to it with a fierceness that is both moving and an extreme exercise in the denial of the reality that is at their door."

Dude, maybe it's your dream of continuing a pampered life that is near ending. Ever hear of China? The Arab Spring? People ain't taking this U.S. hegemony sitting down.

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