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reformist2 Donating Member (998 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-28-11 03:54 PM
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76. The story was getting too hot, and was spreading like wildfire. So they threw cold water on it.

Very paternalistic.
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  -Paul Krugman on Wisconsin news blackout - "That Iraq Feeling" Fozzledick  Feb-27-11 08:33 PM   #0 
  - AMEN! Rec'd! I hope he writes an article about this b.s. nt  babylonsister   Feb-27-11 08:34 PM   #1 
  - Who owns the media?  MadMaddie   Feb-27-11 08:38 PM   #2 
  - No site of this story on MSN.COM either  TheEuclideanOne   Feb-28-11 07:04 AM   #55 
  - It's after 10 AM and still nothing.....but Charlie Sheen and the Lindbergh baby  snappyturtle   Feb-28-11 10:12 AM   #65 
     - Put the TVs in the closet -- !! WHY is anyone watching MSM?  defendandprotect   Feb-28-11 04:43 PM   #82 
  - Within a week after Howard Dean, then a candidate for President  ladjf   Feb-28-11 09:05 AM   #60 
  - Corporate-press get 80% of the campaign money -- TV ads, etal --  defendandprotect   Feb-28-11 04:41 PM   #81 
  - It's da librul media ya  texshelters   Feb-28-11 04:20 PM   #77 
  - k/r  fishwax   Feb-27-11 08:39 PM   #3 
  - The local news here in L.A. haven't even mentioned it,  lob1   Feb-27-11 08:41 PM   #4 
  - Not a peep about Wisconsin in L.A.  Joe Bacon   Feb-28-11 06:53 AM   #53 
  - k&r nt  steve2470   Feb-27-11 08:42 PM   #5 
  - NYT coverage hasn't exactly been exhaustive  TomClash   Feb-27-11 08:47 PM   #6 
  - k&r  spanone   Feb-27-11 08:51 PM   #7 
  - It's weird. This evening on NPR, the only mention was two sentences  nilram   Feb-27-11 08:55 PM   #8 
  - NPR National Petroleum Radio has been doing this shit for years. They were  bertman   Feb-27-11 09:53 PM   #20 
  - Bush went to great lengths to destroy NPR as an independent voice  Fozzledick   Feb-27-11 10:03 PM   #22 
  - The attack on PBS began decades ago -- go back to "beg-a-thons" ....  defendandprotect   Feb-28-11 04:46 PM   #83 
  - Silence the messenger same ole song - this surprises DUers (?) amazing...  Imagevision   Feb-27-11 08:57 PM   #9 
  - I am no longer surprised  malaise   Feb-27-11 08:57 PM   #10 
  - maybe the protestors should have worn tea bags?  Larkspur   Feb-27-11 08:59 PM   #11 
  - And they're SELLING this to us just like they did Iraq War propaganda  leftstreet   Feb-27-11 09:05 PM   #12 
  - Quote found in  JDPriestly   Feb-28-11 01:06 AM   #36 
  - Why can't we learn from history?  AlbertCat   Feb-28-11 12:29 PM   #70 
     - We do -- but one of the hardest things for Americans to get is that the right wing is  defendandprotect   Feb-28-11 04:53 PM   #84 
  - I'm sick of it! I'm going to make some phone calls tomorrow. CBS NBC ABC and NPR  The Wielding Truth   Feb-28-11 02:08 AM   #39 
  - Many of us here have been trying for more than 20+ years to change rw media ...  defendandprotect   Feb-28-11 04:56 PM   #85 
  - +1000% --  defendandprotect   Feb-28-11 05:22 PM   #89 
  - If it wasn't for the Internet  Skip_In_Boulder   Feb-27-11 09:07 PM   #13 
  - My feelings exactly  SaveAmerica   Feb-27-11 09:11 PM   #14 
  - Who the hell isn't sick of this crap by now?  Kurovski   Feb-27-11 09:19 PM   #15 
  - the mainstream American media is a propaganda tool, sadly  RainDog   Feb-27-11 09:21 PM   #16 
  - It's worse than that ... it's part of the right wing crime way ... and cover up --  defendandprotect   Feb-28-11 05:12 PM   #86 
  - Yep. Our "media" are a #@%&*$% joke.  seafan   Feb-27-11 09:28 PM   #17 
  - but they cramed the Teabaggers rallies down our collective throats ...I remember  ElsewheresDaughter   Feb-27-11 09:29 PM   #18 
  - That contrast is so easy to see.  travelingtypist   Feb-27-11 10:13 PM   #23 
     - Agree -- but why are you watching MSM TV? They have no purpose but to lie and demoralize left -- !!  defendandprotect   Feb-28-11 05:14 PM   #87 
  - I've seen it on the news. But I am in Canada. I guess the demonstration are playing  applegrove   Feb-27-11 09:48 PM   #19 
  - Candian news is so much better  KT2000   Feb-27-11 09:58 PM   #21 
  - Yep only a few degrees away from what happened in Egypt et all during protests , or in China  lunasun   Feb-27-11 10:30 PM   #24 
  - ''None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free''  defendandprotect   Feb-28-11 05:19 PM   #88 
  - If I hadn't lived through it, I would not have believed it although I knew certain issues were  lonestarnot   Feb-27-11 10:33 PM   #25 
  - And yet the Tea Parties get coverage.  Puregonzo1188   Feb-27-11 10:40 PM   #26 
  - I'm not surprised  Johnny Morales   Feb-27-11 10:47 PM   #27 
  - No. They love to cover controversy if they can spin it to help the corporate powers. (nt)  w4rma   Feb-28-11 10:53 AM   #68 
  - And, he is correct. n/t  deacon   Feb-27-11 10:54 PM   #28 
  - We need to start protesting at the M$M headquarters, too.  PADemD   Feb-27-11 10:54 PM   #29 
  - Thank you Paul Krugman! Now if we could only figure a way to get this out to people who don't read.  20score   Feb-27-11 11:09 PM   #30 
  - Liberal Media My A$$!!  Wolf Frankula   Feb-27-11 11:29 PM   #31 
  - I am not so much for reading articles that begin with an admission of ignorance  HEyHEY   Feb-27-11 11:33 PM   #32 
  - The first difficulty is to see that the problem is difficult.  WheelWalker   Feb-28-11 01:16 AM   #38 
  - K&R  hay rick   Feb-27-11 11:58 PM   #33 
  - Truth to Power.  WheelWalker   Feb-28-11 12:10 AM   #34 
  - kick  grahamhgreen   Feb-28-11 12:49 AM   #35 
  - FOXnews Roger Aisles to indicted possibly as early as tomorrow for bribing Judith Miller with offer  Imagevision   Feb-28-11 01:16 AM   #37 
  - Maybe as early as Wednesday or Thursday, perhaps, but not on Friday this week at least  Major Hogwash   Feb-28-11 04:26 PM   #79 
  - TV coverage doesn't matter  kaffy4x4   Feb-28-11 02:54 AM   #40 
  - My outrage grows by the day.  Enthusiast   Feb-28-11 02:59 AM   #41 
  - EveryTime American Corporate Media Blacks out an  Lastactiongyro   Feb-28-11 05:04 AM   #42 
  - Spooky (R) indeed  SpiralHawk   Feb-28-11 05:11 AM   #43 
  - We have to make the noise that the msn won't re Wisconsin and..  MaeScott   Feb-28-11 05:21 AM   #44 
  - IT'S FASCISM! nt  tomp   Feb-28-11 05:22 AM   #45 
  - But what about even left0leaning media like Huffington Post?  The Hitman   Feb-28-11 06:03 AM   #46 
  - Corporate Media is Corporate Media and Huff Post is Corporate Media.  harun   Feb-28-11 08:10 PM   #91 
  - Maybe we are  border_town   Feb-28-11 06:18 AM   #47 
  - I remember it well.  kentuck   Feb-28-11 06:23 AM   #48 
  - In addition, it makes perfect sense that TPTB want to destroy net neutrality too.  myrna minx   Feb-28-11 06:30 AM   #49 
  - My local news gives brief coverage and calls it "a protest against a right to work law"  TheKentuckian   Feb-28-11 06:38 AM   #50 
  - I know they did the same thing here on one of the FOX affiliates.  fasttense   Feb-28-11 07:02 AM   #54 
     - Same deal here but this was our Corporate Broadcasting affiliate. Our Faux, is sadly  TheKentuckian   Feb-28-11 03:47 PM   #75 
  - Krugman rocks!  Keith Bee   Feb-28-11 06:45 AM   #51 
  - Good Morning America's top 2 stories?  PA Democrat   Feb-28-11 06:47 AM   #52 
  - RT, short for  mahatmakanejeeves   Feb-28-11 07:24 AM   #56 
  - Its a daily story here in MN  rbixby   Feb-28-11 08:27 AM   #57 
  - But someone said a bad word at the Oscars. Sorry, news is full.  JBoy   Feb-28-11 08:39 AM   #58 
  - Hah, that's what I said this morning...  a la izquierda   Feb-28-11 10:07 AM   #63 
  - I have a theory  Mosaic   Feb-28-11 08:39 AM   #59 
  - We don't have a choice! But praise be for the internets nt  flamingdem   Feb-28-11 09:57 AM   #62 
  - A strategy:  Maineman   Feb-28-11 09:06 AM   #61 
  - Exactly...this is why we have to be our own news media  deutsey   Feb-28-11 10:08 AM   #64 
  - Yes!  snappyturtle   Feb-28-11 10:40 AM   #67 
  - Santa Fe New Mexican still part of blackout in not reporting weekend protests.  Helga Scow Stern   Feb-28-11 10:35 AM   #66 
  - KNR! n/t  indimuse   Feb-28-11 12:28 PM   #69 
  - Actually it has that St Paul MN feeling too  idrahaje   Feb-28-11 01:01 PM   #71 
  - The conflict of interest laden corporate media will almost always promote  Uncle Joe   Feb-28-11 01:20 PM   #72 
  - not just New York  wial   Feb-28-11 01:23 PM   #73 
  - It's a fucking trifecta, and the sooner everyone realizes it ....  Joe Fields   Feb-28-11 01:30 PM   #74 
  - The story was getting too hot, and was spreading like wildfire. So they threw cold water on it.  reformist2   Feb-28-11 03:54 PM   #76 
  - +1  harun   Feb-28-11 08:13 PM   #92 
  - By gawd Paul, you're right. And that's why we have this series of tubes called the internet.  Major Hogwash   Feb-28-11 04:23 PM   #78 
  - THIS is why elites/right wing have to own and control ALL media -- truth is a huge threat -- !!  defendandprotect   Feb-28-11 04:37 PM   #80 
  - k and r  senseandsensibility   Feb-28-11 06:52 PM   #90 

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