Friday, February 9, 2007

The Media

You may wonder why I keep pounding on the problems with big media. Glenn Greenwald hits it right on the head.

This is why our political process has been so broken and corrupt. The worst
elements of what has become the pro-Bush right wing have been shaping and
driving how national journalists view events, the stories they cover, and the
narratives they disseminate.

What kind of government and political system -- what
kind of country -- is going to arise from a political landscape shaped by the
likes of Rush Limbaugh, Matt Drudge, Sean Hannity, Fox News, Michelle Malkin,
and their similar right-wing appendages in talk radio, print and the
blogosphere? Allowing those elements to dominate our political debates and drive
media coverage guarantees a decrepit, rotted, and deeply corrupt country. That
is just a basic matter of cause and effect.

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