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Although ABC is one of the worst of the worst in the election debate arena, it is not alone. The media that was once most superior in the world, representing the voice of the people, freedom of the press and the pillar of democracy, is nothing more than an Orwellian, scripted mouthpiece for the very wealthy and corrupt media moguls. Real News has become infomercials, fashion shows and movie star madness. The people we are supposed to be asking tough questions of are so thin-skinned, and act aghast when we want answers. Yes those who work for us treat us as though we are criminals, or unpatriotic for demanding truth, and results. We were once a proud nation who embraced our journalists. Journalism used to be an honorable career of free thinkers, and passionate truth-seekers. They, like our scientists, are being buried alive from tons of spin and lies, and bullied by Rovian tactics for the sake of the few, at the expense of the many. It is time we take our media back. Arundhati Roy says: "Either way, change will come. It could be bloody, or it could be beautiful. It depends on us."