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03-05-2009, 07:15 PM
The Demise of the Media (http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/025685.html)
Posted by Butler Shaffer at March 5, 2009 12:36 PM

With the change in administrations in Washington, have Fox News and MSNBC also switched roles as outlets for the absurd in "news" reporting? MSNBC's Keith Olbermann - who did a fairly decent job criticizing George Bush and much of his administration in recent years - has, thus far, failed to offer significant criticism of Obama. Indeed, with Bush now having been out of office for more than six weeks, the main thrust of Olbermann's program has been a continuing critique of Bush, with occasional lampoons of the buffoonish Rush Limbaugh thrown in for comic relief. Nor has MSNBC's Chris Matthews shown any retreat from his earlier statement "to do everything to make [the Obama presidency] work." Nor can I overlook Andrea Mitchell's [Mrs. Alan Greenspan] interviews with "experts" addressing current economic problems!

When I turned on MSNBC this morning, the big story had to do with live helicopter coverage of Michael Jackson's bus driving through the streets of London. Can more stories of water-skiing squirrels be far behind?

I wonder if the purveyors of this intellectual slush have even the remotest idea why their readership and viewership are rapidly collapsing? I can't help recalling Jefferson's line: "Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just."

MORE BLIND STARK REALITY. When ya'll (you kno w who you are) gonna stop sipping on the "Beck, Hannity, Malkin, Rush" Kool-aid folks? :rolleyes:

03-05-2009, 07:26 PM
More and more people are getting their news from the internet which is good because this does away with the 3 channel media monopoly and their war on the human mind.