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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:56 PM
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Money, Media & the Mess in America
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 11:06 PM by kentuck
a semi-long read - but worth it. here's the link : http://www.consortiumnews.com/2005/012805.html


By Robert Parry

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Sometime after 2009, when historians pick through the wreckage left behind by George W. Bushs administration, they will have to come to grips with the role played by the professional conservative media infrastructure.

Indeed, it will be hard to comprehend how Bush got two terms as President of the United States, ran up a massive debt, and misled the country into at least one disastrous war without taking into account the extraordinary influence of the conservative media, from Fox News to Rush Limbaugh, from the Washington Times to the Weekly Standard.

Recently, its been revealed, too, that the Bush administration paid conservative pundits Armstrong Williams and Maggie Gallagher while they promoted White House policies. Even fellow conservatives have criticized those payments, but the truth is that the ethical line separating conservative journalism from government propaganda has long since been wiped away.

For years now, theres been little meaningful distinction between the Republican Party and the conservative media machine.


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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:58 PM
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1. link?
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:07 PM
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3. Sorry about that...here it is.
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Ironpost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:02 PM
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2. You got that right
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