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Wed Apr 22, 2015, 04:22 AM

2. Thanks very much for posting this article.

Although I am currently retired from full-time work in international organizations/affairs, I was reincarnated as an adjunct professor a few years back. Among others, I teach a course in Comparative Politics to international students, several of whom are Russian nationals.

This article should elicit some excellent discussion from my students, especially since one of our comparative topics is how the media influences politics in a given nation and/or vice versa.

I am not sure who your "usual jousting partners" are, but I am with Gore Vidal on what our own mainstream media is:

"The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity - much less dissent. "Of course, it is possible for any citizen with time to spare, and a canny eye, to work out what is actually going on, but for the many there is not time, and the network news is the only news even though it may not be news at all but only a series of flashing fictions..." Gore Vidal

Any DUers who live in or who visit Washington, DC should visit the Newseum. http://www.newseum.org/

It's a great learning experience.

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