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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-22-10 05:26 AM
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1. Michael Moore is correct. We need real investigative reporting.
I think that Rachel Maddow is hedging here. She is trying to protect her job.

She is correct in that there are problems with the reliability of the information in the Wikileaks. This "news" has not passed the two sources test, for example.

But Michael Moore pointed to two interesting issues:

1) Why are our diplomats so concerned about petty things? That really troubles me.

2) Why doesn't our media report on many of the most important facts and stories. Wikileaks is not the ideal way to get the information we need to vote wisely and participate in our supposed democracy, but the release of Wikileaks does reveal the complete inadequacy of what we accept for a press.

Why aren't the important questions being asked in a public forum. For example, why is it that although we are fighting six wars, our government blames our deficit on Social Security and other social programs? Where are our values? If these wars are so important, why do we bear so much of the burden in funding them? Why aren't other countries covering more of the cost?

If our diplomats weren't so focused on buxom blondes and whether Cuba shows Moore's movies, would we live in a safer, more peaceful world?
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