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December 4, 2012

"Pravda as the ne plus ultra of the profession."

If you haven't figured it out yet, if it's not sports or old movies, every new thing on TV, and every visual in the print media, is a deliberate malicious lie.

And it's been that way for a long time. And if Costas and his ilk would have their way, sports too would be part of the lie. We used to laugh at the Sovs and their goofy Pravda and Tass and Izvestia, and how it all was a bunch of hoo-ha, and all the important bits were buried on p. 37 in small type. Who knew that our supposedly patriotic American Fourth Estate saw Pravda as the ne plus ultra of the profession? The Russians never had a chance. We still do, as long as we force our governments to secure our freedom of speech in all media. Not only is the truth out there, but we can find it. Never give that up, or we are irretrievably lost to tyranny. -- John Fleming's Comment on The Endless 2-Minute Hate and the Long Lie

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 4, 2012 5:03 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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An old quote, attributed to Mark Twain or a Thomas Jefferson. It applies to the modern media as well.

If you don't read a newspaper you are uninformed.
If you do read a newspaper you are misinformed."

And please don't give me any crap about FoxNews or Rush Limbaugh being 100% factual. News is just entertainment to sell commercials.

Posted by: Potsie at December 4, 2012 6:41 PM

If you've spent the last 20-40 years complaining about media bias, and then see the same media, you deserve to be treated like a moron. Conservative radio would disappear if they didn't spend 90% of their air time retelling the MSMs talking point of the day. Advance our goals and stop amplifying their story. Don't watch them ironically, don't watch them at all.

The media that comes to you with no effort is worth exactly what it cost you to find it, nothing. Go find reliable experst in their fields, read what they say, learn how they think, and when their subject pops up in the news you will be miles ahead of the sheep. You will not die if you don't learn about Lindsey Lohan's latest episode until 2 days later. Every time you are hearing a story ask yourself "why do I need to know this?" or "is this worth my time?"

Shame anyone that watches the usual suspects.

Posted by: Scott M at December 5, 2012 3:46 AM

Since its all farce anyhow, and, yes, Rush, Especially, why not make a real business model based on that. The Walton and Johnson show (radio) does just that, couple of red necks, a gay guy, a very black guy....it rocks.

Posted by: Anonymous at December 5, 2012 4:48 AM

Posted by: stephen b at December 5, 2012 7:33 AM

69% of New York STATE residents believe their custom hurricane was cause by global warming, er, climate change, and support the idea of building the infrastructure to keep the next one at bay. As if such a thing exist and they have two nickels to rub together in the first place.

We're farther away from a cure than I thought. Or perhaps it's a short way and a sharp drop.

Posted by: james wilson at December 5, 2012 8:31 AM

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