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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:27 PM
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The corporate Republicans and the media are formidable enemies ..
The Republicans lie to the people and the corporate media smile and cover for them. The people are ill-served by these cohorts in crime. Yes, it is criminal. The few people on MSNBC and other places cannot compete with this propaganda double-team. No one can keep up with the lies. As someone once stated, lies can travel around the world while the truth is putting its shoes on. This is the enemy that confronts us.

For example, look at how the media portrays the plan of Paul Ryan. Has there ever been a more destructive plan against the elderly and the working class of this country? But the corporate media attempts to portray him as a voice of reason in the jungle of opposing viewpoints. Our country has not faced such a dangerous enemy in a very long time.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:29 PM
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1. Then how did Obama get elected?
:shrug:
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:32 PM
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3. Media tried to promote McCain. But they gave up when he said "the fundamentals of the economy are
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 10:35 PM by emulatorloo
sound" right after the economic collapse. There was no way they could hide that.

Before then they glossed over every McCain "gaffe" and sugar coated his Policies, and tried very hard to "mainstream" Palin.

(Lets not forget GOTV)
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:40 PM
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4. Sometimes the reality is so omnipresent that it cannot be spun...
As it was when Bush left office. We were in very dire straits, which we have yet to recover from. However, the lapse of time tends to erase the fears of those realities. Now, it is as if it never happened...
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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 01:37 AM
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5. It's worked out pretty fucking well for them all things considered
much more so than the average american. obama was always pro-corporate and therefor a false choice to john mccain in that regard.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:31 PM
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2. You are 100% correct. The media are "mainstreaming" Paul Ryan, even though he is an Extremist
They will do everything possible to make this happen for the Republicans. They will do everything to muddy the waters and confuse public opinion.
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JFN1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 01:50 AM
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6. Sigh. We are vastly more powerful than them.
Sadly, we have been conditioned to believe otherwise.
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6000eliot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 01:53 AM
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7. How is MSNBC NOT part of the corporate media?
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:26 AM
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8. Watch it during the day sometime n/t
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6000eliot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:51 PM
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9. I was referring to the ownership, not the content.
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