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43. Remember when commercials were less than half as long as they are now?
Edited on Wed Aug-19-09 11:43 PM by defendandprotect
Great post which got me "remembering" ...

I was never one to sit and watch the news - read a lot of newspapers, tho --
and they were far from telling us all we needed to know, even then.

Never found Sunday Talk Shows to be anything but fake --

but what a thrill when Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Bobby Kennedy, JFK came along!
Everything opened up ...
And then it was over.

We have to get corporations out of our elections --
We need to end campaign finance BRIBERY ...
and "pre-owned" candidates/elected officials!


Did it all begin with "Eye Witless News" . . . we used to make fun of it!
Soon it was all Eye Witless News.

Remember the police riot during the Democratic Convention -- bloodied kids everywhere.
OTOH, police are still beating up protestors --

You can't forget Fannie Lou Hamer - there was truth, finally.
Her voice, her words, her heart in every moment as she told us what was really happening
in the world.

Remember thinking our elections were honest?

Used to have totally paid for health care -- even dental care.

But females only made 50% of what males made, then --

Remember when Watergate/Wood-stein inspired new journalists? Except, it seemed
to have inspired them to seek fame and fortune rather than truth.

Remember when every one was expected to go to church on Sundays?
Celebrate Easter with new clothes -- go to midnight Mass on Christmas Eve?
And then came along the wonders of Pope John XXIII and Vatican II!

Remember when we denied the U-2 downing?

When Castro was a hero -- and then he was a "socialist" - our enemy!

And when we actually expected the press to investigate the assassination of JFK.

Remember the Pentagon Papers?

Watergate hearings -- Clarence Thomas hearings --

Remember when we didn't really get why everyone elsewhere was complaining about capitalism!
"Yankee go home!" . . .

Roe vs Wade - a complete surprise!

Remember appliances that really worked and didn't break overnight?

And when journalists would occasionally ask a blunt/hard question?

Remember when we weren't quite sure if "Broadcast News" was about insanity or delivering a
message we really needed to get?

"The myth of a free press died with the assassination of JFK" ------

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  -Hey, Remember When? (Part Duh!) NanceGreggs  Aug-19-09 01:06 AM   #0 
  - No.  bigjohn16   Aug-19-09 01:11 AM   #1 
  - Honestly, my dear Nance...  CaliforniaPeggy   Aug-19-09 01:11 AM   #2 
  - k/r  ccharles000   Aug-19-09 01:13 AM   #3 
  - Wow  Agent William    Aug-19-09 01:18 AM   #4 
  - There was, like, about five minutes in between everything  Mythsaje   Aug-19-09 01:18 AM   #5 
  - No, there was a time, Grasshopper ...  NanceGreggs   Aug-19-09 01:38 AM   #7 
     - Yeah, I remember some of that...  Mythsaje   Aug-19-09 01:47 AM   #8 
     - I agree with you.  tbyg52   Aug-19-09 04:33 PM   #30 
     - I grew up with Cronkite  Mojorabbit   Aug-19-09 04:04 AM   #15 
  - I barely remember, despite paying obsessive attention for years.  JeffR   Aug-19-09 01:19 AM   #6 
  - Excellent post, thank you. K&R nt  Mithreal   Aug-19-09 01:50 AM   #9 
  - Remember When  Oldtimeralso   Aug-19-09 01:57 AM   #10 
  - Sort of...  lapfog_1   Aug-19-09 02:24 AM   #11 
  - I'll bite  Prism   Aug-19-09 02:35 AM   #12 
  - A time never existed ...  NanceGreggs   Aug-19-09 03:17 AM   #13 
  - Say what you will  Prism   Aug-19-09 03:53 AM   #14 
     - Honestly, no offence but ...  NanceGreggs   Aug-19-09 04:16 AM   #16 
        - I assume . . .  Prism   Aug-19-09 04:27 AM   #17 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-19-09 04:50 AM   #19 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-19-09 04:42 AM   #18 
           - And who am I supposed to be?  Prism   Aug-19-09 04:55 AM   #21 
           - Thanks, Binka ...  NanceGreggs   Aug-19-09 04:59 AM   #22 
              - Isn't this supposed to be a message board which welcomes divergent and enlightened  ShortnFiery   Aug-19-09 08:46 AM   #24 
  - Well put, with one notable exception: The AMERICAN Catholic Church has become more right wing.  ShortnFiery   Aug-19-09 08:41 AM   #23 
     - 100% agree  Prism   Aug-19-09 09:08 AM   #25 
  - Seems like things are real complex and we probably can't fix it all in  saltpoint   Aug-19-09 04:52 AM   #20 
  - That was real?  PatSeg   Aug-19-09 01:48 PM   #26 
  - another great one  unpossibles   Aug-19-09 03:16 PM   #27 
  - WOW, killed!  Cha   Aug-19-09 03:22 PM   #28 
  - Yes the memories of a civil society  The Wizard   Aug-19-09 04:31 PM   #29 
  - ++++++1  HopeOverFear   Aug-19-09 04:38 PM   #31 
  - Remember the good old days of Capitalism, when  amb123   Aug-19-09 04:55 PM   #32 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Aug-19-09 04:55 PM   #33 
  - Yes, I do remember a lot of those things, Nance. Most of them are dead-on. But I  bertman   Aug-19-09 05:56 PM   #34 
  - Damn, Nance!  PSzymeczek   Aug-19-09 09:56 PM   #35 
  - I love your stuff  chasitynola   Aug-19-09 10:04 PM   #36 
  - You are always brilliant, Nance . . .  tilsammans   Aug-19-09 10:07 PM   #37 
  - Very thoughtful piece I plan to share with friends.  avaistheone1   Aug-19-09 10:12 PM   #38 
  - I love people like you that  safeinOhio   Aug-19-09 10:14 PM   #39 
  - I remember all too well  liberaltrucker   Aug-19-09 10:21 PM   #40 
  - This was before America's worst generation took over the country  sasquatch   Aug-19-09 10:45 PM   #41 
  - Excellent post Nance as usual, K&R. You are such a wonderful  akbacchus_BC   Aug-19-09 11:10 PM   #42 
  - Remember when commercials were less than half as long as they are now?  defendandprotect   Aug-19-09 11:25 PM   #43 
  - I burst laughing out loud at this:  raventattoo   Aug-19-09 11:49 PM   #44 
  - I love usual you hit the nail on the head :)  winyanstaz   Aug-20-09 12:38 AM   #45 
  - Alas.. requiem of a Golden Age...  LooseWilly   Aug-20-09 01:24 AM   #46 
  - I am always sorry that I can only rec your posts one time....  BrklynLiberal   Aug-20-09 12:42 PM   #47 
  - I remember when..  Peacetrain   Aug-20-09 12:43 PM   #48 
  - I'm moved to reply :)  GAtomboy   Aug-20-09 12:57 PM   #49 
  - I remember when Dems understood the value of product placement  bridgit   Aug-22-09 05:02 AM   #50 
  - K&R - Always love my Nance!  stevenleser   Aug-22-09 09:06 AM   #51 

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