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The news is manufactured

2009-08-02 15:35:51.868264+00 by Dan Lyke 10 comments

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-08-02 17:00:44.308344+00 by: ziffle

I missed something. Is the fact that the news is manufactured suppose to be new to us? The only person on now that says any truth at all is Glenn Beck, although he is a little folksie at times.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-08-02 17:36:44.628288+00 by: markd

So, the government websites really will take over our computers forever?

#Comment Re: made: 2009-08-02 21:48:55.833002+00 by: meuon [edit history]

You believe any of it? I though you could see the <blink>FNORD</blink>.

I've been in or behind the news often enough to know how bad it is on little things, and can only assume the whole system is as bad as the .000001% I have seen.

It's circus, it's entertainment, it's about selling advertisements. Every once in a while: It's actually "news".

#Comment Re: made: 2009-08-03 01:17:18.239397+00 by: jeff

Lou Dobbs is also gradually being "phased out," as he too is one of the few remaining "truth tellers."

#Comment Re: made: 2009-08-03 01:18:08.291233+00 by: andylyke [edit history]

Glenn Beck???? LOL ROF

#Comment Re: made: 2009-08-03 02:06:42.460874+00 by: radix

I believe the ur-comment on the topic is: "If you think the news is doing a good job, wait until they cover a topic you really know."

And I was at CNN for five years.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-08-03 16:49:47.096341+00 by: m

Andy said:

""Glenn Beck???? LOL ROF

I would have said something myself, but I mistook the original comment for satire.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-08-03 16:57:05.024427+00 by: Dan Lyke

The poets are clearly the truth tellers without commercial concern...

#Comment Re: made: 2009-08-04 17:56:42.114346+00 by: ziffle [edit history]

Also anyone catch William Shatner repeating Sara Plains speech as prose - very poetic

#Comment Re: made: 2009-08-04 18:43:15.120616+00 by: Dan Lyke

Got the Shatner performance in this entry, but if folks missed it it's well worth a view.