This article is patriotic and important for everyone to read.
Sebastian Jones and The Nation just dropped a bombshell for many people that still believe we have an honest Fourth Estate speaking for us and live in a real democracy. It's not our fault for being suckers, I suppose.
But, now we know the truth and we should all stand up to the corruption in a huge way. It doesn't look like anyone else has any "incentive" to stand up for us.
The sheer quantity of appearances, by whom and the lack of shame from the people and cable networks is pathetic to me. Especially when they preach how "people ought to feel shame." Hypocrisy doesn't begin to describe what is going on.
Several networks mentioned have been addicted to their "hypocrisy story of the week" about other people who are guilty of "hypocrisy." They explain why hypocrites can't be trusted, ever. By their own definition, we can't trust them, ever.
The media is dividing the country, shattering hope and contributing to the never-ending corruption that is leading to disengagement in politics by many people.
"They all have a vested interest that's shaping public opinion." This is a reality check. It is extremely dangerous!
Before anyone ever decides to tune into these people again (any of them), you need to read this article. It explains in detail with real facts what we need to know about many TV pundits that spin around and around with their stand-by "strategists," report fact-free nonsense, report about topics that are not newsworthy or let basically anyone give their "expert" opinion with no regard as to why why these people are on their networks giving these "opinions."
We never hear a word about who the "strategists" are really representing when they lend their opinion.
It is the ugly truth that exposes the guilty truth about the characters acting in the 24/7 show called "Cable News."
I've had my suspicions and questions about these conflicts of interest, but this article left me (unusually) speechless. Wow! What a total disgrace the 24/7 media has become.
The Nation is upholding the Fourth Estate that does speak for us, journalistic ethics and they are proving that investigative journalism is still alive and well. I have to say thank you to Sebastian Jones and The Nation.
You and a few others that don't have narcissistic cable shows named after themselves seem to be the only real journalists left.
Feb 23 2010 - 11:30am