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nittygritty Donating Member (155 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 10:52 PM
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36. my letters to 10 MSMs (local and national) going out tomorrow (snailmail):
Edited on Tue May-10-05 10:53 PM by nittygritty
To Whom It May Concern,

Why is it that the mainstream (dare I say corporate?) media continues to ignore the blatant lies and scandals that the Bush administration continues to propagate? This makes the media complicit in the continuation of ignorance and apathy among Americans, especially with regard to the truth about the War in Iraq.

Those of us who make a concerted effort to stay on top of the truth have to resort to picking up fragments of facts here and there from many different mainstream sources in order to connect the dots. It is also resulting in a turning towards other alternative news sources such as blogs and foreign media. The migration of people from mainstream media to alternative news sources is growing exponentially.

Is there a media blackout in the U.S.? Are mainstream media outlets now controlled by corporate, pro-Bush interests? Or have they just become spineless bastions of info-tainment (Michael Jackson, Runaway Bride, etc.) as a result of the persistent hammering accusations by neo-conservatives of a liberal media? Is there a gradual, vicious cycle of dumbing-down of Americans by mainstream media as a result of relying so heavily upon ratings? Is this why investigative journalism seems to have all but disappeared and what we get instead is sensationalized non-news and/or gossip?

Whichever it is, it is SHAMEFUL! And whichever it is, mainstream media bears the responsibility of bringing objective, investigative journalism to the people, no matter the ratings. THERE IS A WAR HAPPENING, FOLKS! People are dying. American soldiers are dying, despite Bushs barring the media from photographing the coffins rolling into Dover Air Force Base. Iraq is a quagmire - many soldiers returning from Iraq are being open about this. And the reasons why this whole war happened remain VERY questionable. The search for WMDs in Iraq is now officially over and we all know the results of that search. Some of us knew what those results would be before this war was begun. But cooler heads did not prevail. Lies beat out logic.

Mainstream media is failing us and democracy and now our democracy is failing because of it. It is way past time for the truth!

Sincerely,
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