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mojowork_n Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-11 04:57 PM
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Manufacturing Consent (!?!) @ The Guardian
Edited on Thu Sep-29-11 04:57 PM by mojowork_n
News Flash for News Junkies and Amateur Citizen Journalists -----> Everywhere

http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/09/28/the-dangerous-cu... /

I almost didn't click the link to read it - the title, "The Dangerous Cult of
the Guardian" seemed too rough-cut (hewn out by an axe) - but this is worth a
look:



".....The paper has been waging an all-but-declared war against Wikileaks since the two organizations fell out over their collaboration on publishing Wikileaks trove of 250,000 classified US embassy cables. The feud, if the papers talkbacks are to be believed, has finally begun to test the patience of even some of the papers most loyal readers.....

.......The papers role, like that of its rightwing cousins, is to limit the imaginative horizons of readers. While there is just enough leftwing debate to make readers believe their paper is pluralistic, the kind of radical perspectives needed to question the very foundations on which the system of Western dominance rests is either unavailable or is ridiculed.

Reading the Guardian, it is possible to believe that one of the biggest problems facing our societies comparable to our compromised political elites, corrupt police authorities, and depraved financial system is an array of mainly isolated dissidents and intellectuals on the left.

Is Atzmon and his presumed anti-semitism more significant than AIPAC? Is Herman more of a danger than the military-industrial corporations killing millions of peoples around the globe? And is Assange more of a menace to the planets future than US President Barack Obama?

Reading the Guardian, you might well think so....


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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-11 05:17 PM
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1. Sounds like someone kicked off their boards
Just sayin'

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mojowork_n Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-11 12:48 PM
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2. No, it's the other side of the media coin
Edited on Fri Sep-30-11 12:49 PM by mojowork_n
If you accept the premise that the Lunatic Right -- best represented by
intellectual giants like Perry, Bachmann, Hannity, Limbaugh, et al -- NEVER
needs to account for anything they say, no matter how extreme, insane or off-
the-rails nuts...

...then there's a good reason to question why viewpoints from the Left
are much more often second-guessed.

Generally speaking.

The article -- if you take a minute to read it -- raises some excellent
questions about The Guardian, that go way beyond blogging b.s.

What stood out for me, especially, was the extent to which the times
when Liberal and Neo-Con Orthodoxy both coincide (the Venn Diagrams
at least partially overlap) -- like the need for intervention in Libya,
for example, or the actual realities on the ground in Bosnia in the
90's or the Congo or Rwanda -- and someone might start to question
that oxymoron, "Humanitarian War," -- the media attack dogs start to
bark. And they even bite.
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