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May 25, 2012

Shirley, You Jest

[The Media] can't engage the audience, no matter what they promise advertisers,
because they have no intellectual or journalistic capital with which to engage them. All they can do is tell their audience what it already believes in an entertaining way. That is the traditional function of a court jester and it is the new function of the media, which may style itself as a "Protector of Democracy", but is in reality just the tyrant's capering fool in the rainbow halo. -- Daniel Greenfield

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 25, 2012 9:09 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Sincere question: how much do writers' unions play into this?

Posted by: RedCarolina at May 28, 2012 6:01 AM

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