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StarsInHerHair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-23-11 02:32 AM
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10. I blame Dem leaders & wealthy Dem citizens for failing to commit to creating
a platform to communicate to the public, they act like it should just magically happen, instead of pooling resources & be willing to operate in the red for years-like Fox "News" did.


I guess the TRUTH isn't important enough to have its' own outlet
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  -Al Gores Rolling Stone Article How The Corporate Media Turns The Left Against Democrats TomCADem  Jun-22-11 10:13 PM   #0 
  - Thanks for posting.  Samantha   Jun-22-11 10:26 PM   #1 
  - Bottom Line; We Dems have to be smarter ...  AllTooEasy   Jun-23-11 01:40 PM   #30 
  - Let's keep this info out there  FirstLight   Jun-22-11 10:27 PM   #2 
  - K/R  CakeGrrl   Jun-22-11 10:33 PM   #3 
  - I gave your identical OP in GD a rec, but it's still at 0. I also gave this one, up to +13 now.  Electric Monk   Jun-22-11 10:43 PM   #4 
  - That says a lot. Some people really like the "Obama failed" meme and push it as often and hard as  Pirate Smile   Jun-23-11 08:28 AM   #16 
  - That's because they're...  ClassWarrior   Jun-24-11 07:09 PM   #75 
  - I damn sure rec'd it. Because it's true  Number23   Jun-23-11 07:53 PM   #52 
  - Fortunatly, Corporate media don't appear here.  Ozymanithrax   Jun-22-11 10:43 PM   #5 
  - Well said nt  The Eagle 718   Jun-25-11 08:51 PM   #79 
  - +1  stevedeshazer   Jun-22-11 10:55 PM   #6 
  - EXCELLENT  mzmolly   Jun-22-11 11:21 PM   #7 
  - The media ain't our friend.......  FrenchieCat   Jun-23-11 01:38 AM   #8 
  - ++1  flamingdem   Jun-23-11 03:15 PM   #35 
     - +2 n/t  politicasista   Jun-25-11 08:45 PM   #78 
  - Well it's like the day Weiner resigne, and the media shut off Pelosi's press conference because...  Armstead   Jun-23-11 02:04 AM   #9 
  - I blame Dem leaders & wealthy Dem citizens for failing to commit to creating  StarsInHerHair   Jun-23-11 02:32 AM   #10 
  - You mean like Current TV? Go to their website and send an email  tblue37   Jun-23-11 11:12 AM   #21 
     - what does a small tv channel not easily available do but underline how the  StarsInHerHair   Jun-24-11 12:27 AM   #62 
  - K&R Thanks! Very well-written article from Al Gore. n/t  Mimosa   Jun-23-11 02:37 AM   #11 
  - K&R for abiding truth n/t  Denzil_DC   Jun-23-11 04:41 AM   #12 
  - While the media does play a part in trying to pit the left versus Democrats...  MessiahRp   Jun-23-11 06:42 AM   #13 
  - Why do the most prolific criticizers curl up in the fetal position when criticized?  great white snark   Jun-23-11 07:08 AM   #14 
  - I don't curl up in the fetal position, I get louder.  MessiahRp   Jun-23-11 08:20 AM   #15 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-23-11 08:46 PM   #56 
        - You can keep trying to cram those numbers down everyone's throats all day long.  MessiahRp   Jun-23-11 11:48 PM   #60 
  - I haven't read the article yet, but I just want to express my appreciation to MessiahRp  bertman   Jun-23-11 12:59 PM   #25 
     - FYI: Founder and sink is the usual idiom. n/t  xocet   Jun-23-11 02:35 PM   #33 
        - seems to me, it could go either way  hfojvt   Jun-23-11 03:16 PM   #36 
        - Interesting, hfojvt. Thanks for that. I learned a new word meaning today!  bertman   Jun-23-11 03:49 PM   #41 
        - I suppose that you could be right: I have always thought of it as a pleonastic idiom....  xocet   Jun-23-11 08:44 PM   #55 
        - Leave it to a fisherman to use 'flounder' instead of 'founder'. Thanks, xocet.  bertman   Jun-23-11 03:47 PM   #38 
           - No problem - just the other day someone on the internet taught me the word subnivean....  xocet   Jun-23-11 08:55 PM   #57 
  - kicked  Blue_Tires   Jun-23-11 08:41 AM   #17 
  - In the article, Gore predicts that his criticism would be taken out of context to attack Obama.  JoePhilly   Jun-23-11 08:54 AM   #18 
  - Excellent article!! K&R  Greybnk48   Jun-23-11 08:58 AM   #19 
  - K & R n/t  glinda   Jun-23-11 10:57 AM   #20 
  - Kicked and recommended.  Uncle Joe   Jun-23-11 11:36 AM   #22 
  - Rec. The left and the dems united in 2012 please  flamingdem   Jun-23-11 12:07 PM   #23 
  - Wasn't that the point of the article?  wysimdnwyg   Jun-23-11 12:28 PM   #24 
  - The headlines made it appear that the article was about Gore attacking Obama.  pnwmom   Jun-23-11 04:30 PM   #47 
  - I just wish it was ONLY the media that turned the left against Democrats  paulkienitz   Jun-23-11 01:01 PM   #26 
  - Very Good, Thanks  RedEarth   Jun-23-11 01:15 PM   #27 
  - The degree of distortion is amply demonstrated by CorpoMedia's  annabanana   Jun-23-11 01:18 PM   #28 
  - MSM also reports on conflicts within the GOP  Enrique   Jun-23-11 01:31 PM   #29 
  - They didn't address what the majority of this essay was about, a critique of the corporate media.  Uncle Joe   Jun-23-11 04:29 PM   #45 
  - If it was all just about "feelings", I might agree,  bvar22   Jun-23-11 02:22 PM   #31 
  - I agree, bvar but this is referring specifically to the focus of their coverage of Gore's essay;  Uncle Joe   Jun-23-11 02:34 PM   #32 
  - Not really  Kall   Jun-23-11 02:56 PM   #34 
  - SOP: Separate the candidate from their base  KurtNYC   Jun-23-11 03:18 PM   #37 
  - Marking to read later....  BrklynLiberal   Jun-23-11 03:48 PM   #39 
  - It works here on DU. nt  demosincebirth   Jun-23-11 03:49 PM   #40 
  - I bought it. I'll ba far more skeptical from now on out.  Gregorian   Jun-23-11 08:24 PM   #53 
  - Lets give ourselves more credit  randr   Jun-23-11 03:59 PM   #42 
  - Spoken like a good Republican. n/t  pnwmom   Jun-23-11 04:31 PM   #48 
  - You mean corporate media did what you did with this OP?  Jakes Progress   Jun-23-11 04:14 PM   #43 
  - +1 --  defendandprotect   Jun-24-11 10:22 AM   #65 
     - Gore actually gives a peek behind the DC curtains.  Jakes Progress   Jun-24-11 01:58 PM   #68 
  - Well, you have to give the Democrats some credit for helping turn the left against them  nichomachus   Jun-23-11 04:17 PM   #44 
  - great post.. this REALLY pisses me off  BREMPRO   Jun-23-11 04:29 PM   #46 
  - Great Post - Thank you  RhodaA   Jun-23-11 05:31 PM   #49 
  - Good call.  wakemewhenitsover   Jun-23-11 07:37 PM   #50 
  - Great point. They do give Republicans a free pass over and over.  Overseas   Jun-23-11 07:39 PM   #51 
  - Peeps, I for one have been an O. critic. Disappointed like a  davidwparker   Jun-23-11 08:41 PM   #54 
  - Evidently you missed PAGE 6, where Gore discusses Obama ...  defendandprotect   Jun-23-11 09:48 PM   #58 
  - Gore Spends Most Of Time Discussing Facts Of Climate Change and Corporate Media  TomCADem   Jun-23-11 11:22 PM   #59 
  - +1  OhioBlue   Jun-24-11 12:22 AM   #61 
  - Gore also criticizes Obama -- which is what the original OP correctly stated ...  defendandprotect   Jun-24-11 10:04 AM   #64 
  - kr  defendandprotect   Jun-24-11 09:53 AM   #63 
  - Obama is an individual, most of Gore's message targets our dysfunctional institutions, primarily  Uncle Joe   Jun-24-11 11:53 AM   #67 
     - Think we're going to have to have a wider discussion of Page 6 and recommend more read it !!  defendandprotect   Jun-24-11 04:04 PM   #70 
        - I don't have anything against that so long as the other six pages are read as well.  Uncle Joe   Jun-24-11 04:06 PM   #71 
           - Certainly everyone should read page 2 -- where Gore discusses the "climate crisis" ...  defendandprotect   Jun-24-11 04:25 PM   #73 
  - That actually says more about the "left" than the media. And he's right.  Phx_Dem   Jun-24-11 10:24 AM   #66 
  - The left doesn't control the corporate media and Gore's primary criticism is against the media.  Uncle Joe   Jun-24-11 02:05 PM   #69 
     - Actually, what Gore is talking about is the reality of fascism taking over our government ...  defendandprotect   Jun-24-11 04:10 PM   #72 
        - Yes but as the original title and bulk of the Rolling Stone Essay alludes to  Uncle Joe   Jun-24-11 04:55 PM   #74 
           - The root cause is candidates willing to sell themselves for corporate money ....  defendandprotect   Jun-25-11 02:34 AM   #76 
              - Which would be greatly reduced if the public square weren't dysfunctional.  Uncle Joe   Jun-27-11 10:39 AM   #82 
  - The Democratic party doesn't need the media to turn the left against it. The Democratic party  Exilednight   Jun-25-11 07:27 AM   #77 
     - "Blame Democrats and Give Republicans a Free Pass."  TomCADem   Jun-25-11 09:50 PM   #80 
        - I can't speak for the entire left end of the spectrum, but the Democratic party left  Exilednight   Jun-25-11 09:59 PM   #81 
 

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