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Automatic Lying
John Henke puts together a finely researched exposé on the routine and automatic lying engaged in by the New York Times Editorial Board. It doesn't surprise me at all, for I've known all about this dynamic since I first became politically aware in my early teens. Big media understands that sensation and controversy is what drives ratings and thus, the bottom line. In fact, we don't have The News because it was ordained somewhere. We have The News because some people with the necessary capital got together and realized that there was a lot of money to be made in
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POLITICS: The Flood and The Recriminations, Part I
Like a lot of people on the Right, I was appalled last week at the rush of people on the Left seeking to blame anything and everything related to Hurricane Katrina on President Bush, even at the height of the...