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"Toon of the Moment (PLUS)"
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The most dangerous aspect of the Neocon control of the media is that American citizens as a whole still believe the media is full of liberal pansies.
This cannot be further from the truth! :angry:
CNN, Fox, ABC, NBC, and CBS have ALL been bought out by the neocons.
This belief in a benevolent press is cataclysmically hazardous to our Constitutional rights.
For decades, prior to this administration, the press was closely monitoring what government was doing and would tell the Americans (and the world) whenever something shady was going on.
Because of this long standing tradition of questioning and holding government responsible for their thoughts and actions, Americans still ASSUME the media is giving us facts and telling us the truth. Hell, CNN said it so it must be true!
Frightfully, it is not happening! In fact, the government and the press are partners in spreading lies and disinformation to the American people.
We believe everything reported by the big news outlets: social security is in serious danger :laugh:, democracy is taking root in Iraq :confused:, Hussein and Al Qaeda are buddies :hehe:, and so on.
The American public is fighting a dual enemy: the Bush Adminisration and the mass media.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
... Teresa said on 3/22/2005 @ 3:35 am PT...
This country is made up of sewage sucking, crisis loving, sex addicted, greedy, grabby, fat , disgusting jackasses. So be it if they don't like truth.
I think boredom is the problem in this affluent society. Their lives lack so much excitement that they have a feeding frenzy over every manufactured crisis. They all need something to do.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
... Mark Lloyd Baker said on 3/22/2005 @ 6:15 am PT...
DemocracyNow! Monday 3/21/05 had a segment with Greg Palast who explained that Wolfowitz was thrown out of the Pentagon "face first" by Big Oil. Wolfowitz had a grand plan to privatize Iraq's oil and smash OPEC. But privatization is good for the local government cronies, not Big Oil, which craves those nice high OPEC prices.
It was extraordinarily clear demonstration that it's Big Business, not the ideologues, who ultimately control our country.
Greg Palast is one righteous dude, lemme tell you! Good thing he works for the BBC and not the worthless U.S. corporate media who'd just keep him quiet.
Another astounding tidbit, from Juan Gonzales on last Thursday's DN!, is that recent polls show that majorities of Americans still believe that Saddam was behind 9/11 and that we found WMD in Iraq!
Teresa #2, I second that, especially the part about "fat". There was an article in Science last week about how, for the first time, American life expectancy may begin to decline as all the fatsos die off...
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
... Charles said on 3/22/2005 @ 8:33 am PT...
MLB #3: Actually there is good physiological evidence that the quality of life has been going down in the US for many years. It turns out that the average height of a nation is a good measure of overall nutrional sufficiency. The mean height of our country has been declining since WWII. We have been getting shorter and fatter for 60 years now (I resemble that comment :O ). By comparison take a trip to the Netherlands where they are now building houses with higher ceilings and taller doors and tell me this is the number one nation!
Also, interestingly, the less you eat the longer you live. With rats this relationship holds true all the way until they are on the bitter edge of starvation. McDonalds solution to the SS "crisis"?
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
... Toni said on 3/22/2005 @ 8:42 am PT...
I am so tired of listening to the MSM, even on C-Span, when they have these corporate 'think tank' mouthpieces, all talking about the world like it's a giant chess board. They talk so easily about countries and their fate, and what if the U.S. does this or that. How arrogant, how incredibly arrogant!
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
... Jeff said on 3/22/2005 @ 11:16 am PT...
Teresa said, "This country is made up of sewage sucking, crisis loving, sex addicted, greedy, grabby, fat , disgusting jackasses. So be it if they don't like truth.
I think boredom is the problem in this affluent society. Their lives lack so much excitement that they have a feeding frenzy over every manufactured crisis. They all need something to do."
Are you speaking about the media or the American citizenry in general? Either way, I agree.
I miss the Uncle Duke cartoons.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
... Sandi said on 3/22/2005 @ 12:44 pm PT...
I'm not a baseball fan, but isn't it chilling how this congress is setting a new McCarthyesque precedent in their high profile interrogations and insisting that people implicate others? Guess which group(s) they will go after next. . .
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
... Teresa said on 3/22/2005 @ 1:54 pm PT...
I was referring to the whole bunch. The media is just an outgrowth of the people's desire. As long as the hordes stayed glued, the media will produce its garbage.
What really gets me is the grocery stores, where these unhappy people load their carts with piles of disgusting, fattening plastic wrapped so called food, then stare at the magazines while impatiently waiting to check out. The magazines are reporting the latest diet fad and measuring the exact weight lost by the latest celebrity.
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