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Is America being set up for the return of the Bush Dynasty?   Has the legacy of Murrow's Boys morphed into a shameless spectacle of his network's modern on air talent kowtowing to the Republican Party in the form of stories about a political triumph that is being spun as a "compromise"?   

In the early morning hours on Thursday, KCBS news radio in San Francisco reported that the payroll tax cut had been extended because the Republicans folded on their insistence that it be balanced by corresponding budget cuts.  

Isn't the "payroll tax cut" code talk for cutting back on workers' contributions to the Social Security Trust fund?   Hasn't destroying the Social Security program been the top Republican political goal since the day FDR signed it into law?

They get to take another major step towards dismantling the Social Security Program and make their dreams come true and a step to destroy (eliminate funding from) other social programs is postponed and that qualifies as a compromise?   GMAFB!

Hasn't cutting social programs become the Sadistic highlight of the post St. Reagan era for the Republicans?   Wouldn't getting America's free press to applaud the trend just be icing on the cake?   Could the trend to cut social programs funding be compared to being the budgetary equivalent of Sherman's march to the sea?

Isn't portraying the lack of cuts as a humiliating compromise the final nail in the coffin for America's Freedom of the Press?

Do employees at Fox News really start the day by facing a photo of Murdoch, taking an loyalty oath, and then putting their hats over their hearts while singing along to "Memo from Turner"?   Or is that just an urban legend?

The World's Laziest Journalist thinks that he remembers a posting on the Columbia Journalism Review's website castigating American Journalists for using the dishonest "payroll tax cut" euphemism in place of the more politically charged term "raid on the Social Security Trust Fund."  

In the conservative dominated realm of spin, ascertaining the truth in American Politics has come to resemble the classic chase scene in Orson Wells film "The Lady from Shanghai."   Which image is political reality, which is diabolical spin?   Remember if you make a guess and it is incorrect, you will lose more of you rapidly diminishing supply of Constitutional rights.   (Good luck!)  

Hasn't the pervasive Conservative noise machine pummeled Americans into surrendering their insistence that the function of the press is to provide citizens with accurate information that will permit them to make well informed decisions when they vote?   Isn't amusing and entertaining what just what Edward R. Murrow and his posse, called Murrow's Boys, really wanted?

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