The aforementioned New York Times lead story on Sunday
and take a loot at:
David Swanson puts it rather succinctly
If Freedom of the Press has become extinct and honest election results are not a source for concern, doesn't the "lock the barn after the horse is gone" principle apply? Why bother with woulda/coulda/shoulda nonsense at this point?
However, if, on the other hand, Freedom of the Press and honest elections are not DOA but merely wounded, and if Mr. Murdoch has used illegal means to promote his meddling and diminish Americans freedoms, then, unless people don't really care if scores of Americans died in combat to protect those liberties, perhaps they should (at the very least) send a letter to their representatives in Congress urging multiple investigations as a way of providing triage for the wounded freedoms.
It's time to insert this column's closing quote. In "Citizen Kane," Publisher Charles Foster Kane (Orson Wells) says: "You're right, I did lose a million dollars last year. I expect to lose a million dollars this year. I expect to lose a million dollars *next* year. You know, Mr. Thatcher, at the rate of a million dollars a year, I'll have to close this place in... 60 years."
Now the disk jockey will play Janis Joplin's "Piece of My Heart," "Down on Me," and "Bye, Bye Baby." (What? You think that Crosby Stills Nash & Young's album "DejÃ vu" would be better?) We have to go read up on Col. McCormick. Have a "Remember the Maine!" type week.