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Tuesday, June 01, 2004

The Media Matrix

I have been concerned for some time that the media is not telling "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth." I have given up on the "talking head" shows, barely watch network news and basically get everything I need from the ticker that runs across the bottom of the screen on Fox or CNN.

This article explains why I, and probably many others, feel that there is no objective media. The article explains how the political machines have "surragates" (Read shills) that get out and preach the good word (on both the left and the right) as if it was news. Now it makes sense why in about a two day period everyone in the press (at least on television) accused Pres. Bush of having no "gravitas" when the word hadn't been used three times in the previous four years - it was most likely a plant by the Gore campaign.

We are presented news that isn't really news, given a perspective of things that isn't the whole truth and is shaded by reporters' and editors' personal preferences and ideologies.

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