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‘Our News and their News’

June 7th · 2 Comments · Juan Cole

Juan Cole pretty much says it re our depressing media landscape:

Americans live in a late capitalist society where the rich have gotten many times richer and the middle class has gotten poorer, where Wall Street bankers have stolen us blind and blamed us for living above our means, where persistent unemployment is worse than in the Great Depression, where most politicians and some judges have been bought by corporations or special interests, where authorities actively conspire to keep people from voting, where the government spies on citizens assiduously without warrant or probable cause, and where the minds of the sheep are kept off their fleecing by substituting celebrity gossip, sex scandals, and half-disguised bigotry for genuine news…



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  • Charles Keefer

    Good grief. Why are there no comments on this post.

    This is the most cogent statement about the American experience I have seen in years. Somebody should rise up and object to it.

    Oh, wait. I bet not too many Republicans here.

    Never mind.

  • Charles Keefer

    Golly, I wish I could edit that squirt of opinion.

    I would put a question mark where it belongs

    And I would say that there probably aren’t too many Republicans here rather than the hacked sentence I posted.

    And I should have complimented Mr. Hanif, who I respect more each year and there have been many of them, for posting it.


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