Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Going to get worse before...

Hey, here's something you don't ever see on CNBC or Fox:


No, of course this isn't an "honest" depiction of Life In America right now. But it IS an accurate vignette from a small demographic that will grow larger in coming months.

And you won't see it on CNBC or Fox THEN either!


Blogger Mike Busch said...

A huge amount of American reporting and media is controlled by a very small number of corporations, and those corporations want Americans to be CONSUMERS.

As with the clip you present, foreign news paints a completely different picture of the U.S. and the world.

The fourth estate, rather than being an unofficial check and balance on government as we saw with Watergate, has become a sensationalist bid to capture public attention long enough to sell products.

10:33 PM, March 18, 2008  
Blogger Howard said...

Hey Mike! Thanks for the comments, which I agree with, of course. Have you seen this story yet, about the Knight Ridder reporters who got the story RIGHT five years ago because they decided their role was not to be stenographers but to ask, "is what they're telling us right?"

Good story, and I'm glad to see some recognition going their way.

10:50 PM, March 18, 2008  
Blogger Mike Busch said...

That is a good article and I had not seen it before. I'm not nearly as well informed as I pretend to be but I try to soak up bits and pieces of everything as I go through my day :D.

11:05 PM, March 18, 2008  

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