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True Blue Door

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9. It died over 15 years ago.
Thu Jul 31, 2014, 12:48 PM
Jul 2014

I had been apoplectic over the brazenly pro-Bush coverage of the 2000 election throughout the media. Not even merely "biased" - it was nakedly propagandistic.

The LA Times, in a front page article that wasn't even labeled as an editorial, called Al Gore names like it was written by a five-year-old. I'm not even exaggerating.

We've since sidestepped that rot through the internet (and replaced it with a different kind of rot - utter solipsism), but there was a period of about 5 years where we were seriously faced with coordinated, Ministry of Truth-style Newspeak in every major US publication.

And it's still there in those sources, but at least we no longer depend on them.

That's it in a nutshell. BumRushDaShow Jul 2014 #1
I would be curious to see some investigative journalism True Blue Door Jul 2014 #8
The media uses "style guides" or "style books" BumRushDaShow Jul 2014 #10
Hmm. Then I'd be curious who inserts things like "enhanced interrogation" into them. True Blue Door Jul 2014 #11
Now "MSM" is nothing but a fredamae Jul 2014 #2
"Infotainment". riqster Jul 2014 #4
I agree-however fredamae Jul 2014 #5
Good point. riqster Jul 2014 #6
And in memoriam fredamae Jul 2014 #7
It died over 15 years ago. True Blue Door Jul 2014 #9
It's not ALL about Obama... JHB Jul 2014 #3
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