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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 04:52 PM
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Ah the papers of record...
so I got to go to Starbucks to wait for hubby's class to be over. They have copies of the supposedly liberal LA Times and NY Times, as well as my local fish wrap that is to the right of Atila the hun. So we got a small revolt in Madison, not that you'd know of this from looking at above the fold. Yes I know Libya IS a big news story... but boys and girls you could balance both.

So I took them and looked for UNDER the fold... this story in Madison could be happening on Red Mars for all I care... the media told me so. Alas this is part of the problem. Our so called liberal media is acting like the paper of record every time we have any labor dispute. It does not matter if this is the Chicago Tribune during the Haymarket Affair, or today... they predictably are doing what quite frankly is News Suppression.

But Sean tells me we have a Liberal Media that lies... well the second part I agree with Sean, they lie.

And then Rush telling me the Liberal NYT should be stopped from telling the story... Hey Rush. mission accomplished it seems.

Even the locals are starting to wake up... liberal media... my ass.
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Newest Reality Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 05:00 PM
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1. We have a corporate media that propogates its own
agenda and they know, for now, that they can get away with the illusion of legitimacy.

In a sense, when it comes to truth, liberty and justice, mass media is now an un-paralleled tool for social manipulation. It is a public enemy, so to speak. To question its legitimacy and remove our support, (in many ways) for its continuation and agendas, is probably the most practical and, dare I say, patriotic, thing to do.

That should be considered as a major talking point, but clearly there are people enthralled by the great Oz Head and will tell you that you are not supposed to pay attention to the man behind the curtain. None-the-less, it is a true start.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 05:17 PM
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2. And my I-had-thought better fishwrap, the Dallas Morning News ...
had placed the stories about where the NYT had, around page 14.

But I opened it this morning to find this:
"Wisconsin governor has the right idea on state budget"

with this tidbit:
"What Gov. Scott Walker is trying to do with his budget repair bill is solve an immediate state budget crisis estimated at $3.6 billion in the coming two years not with quick-fix spreadsheet tricks but structural reform."

My blood is still boiling; and my wife and I are talking about dropping our subscription (I've thought about donating what we would otherwise have paid for the subscription to the Wisconsin State Employees Union). Meanwhile, I've been too mad to even start composing a goodbye letter to the editor.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 05:21 PM
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3. The Union Trib calls every so often
we dropped it oh fifteen years ago... and my usual pat answer is... when you design to cover news I will consider it. Until then... our two conures enjoy your free papers.
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