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Has American Journalism flat lined?

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Wouldn't such a travesty of journalism indicate that the Free Press in America (and one of the reasons for starting the Revolutionary War) was now as extinct as the California Golden Bear (Ursus arctos californicus)?   Yes.

Isn't a free press necessary to permit informed citizens to make intelligent voting decisions?   Isn't that precisely why Hitler clamped a censorship lid on the newspapers in the country where he served as chancellor-for-life?   Did he say:   "Elect me and I'll start a state run news agency"?

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Has the Fox Views audience been informed bout the latest news developments at the Japanese nuclear reactors?   Has the Fox audience heard the stories about the feral dog packs now roaming in the Fukushima area?   Do they know the latest developments in the Murdoch hacking scandal probes in the USA and England?   Did they get stories about "Occupy Wall Street" before the arrests began?   Was the Fox Views audience informed about the recent massive oil spill off the coast of Sweden?

Did Australia send troops to aid with the invasion of Libya?

How many American troops were killed this week in Iraq?

In Afghanistan, how many American troops were killed this week?

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Hitler specifically made listening to foreign new broadcasts punishable by death.   (Were Murrow's Boys that good?   Yes.)

Back in the day, the newsstand in the Pan Am building in New York City carried the current edition of Paris Match.   Can New Yorkers still buy that publication there?

On Saturday, October 1, 2011, a promotional event for the publication of the 2012 edition of the Project Censored book was held at Moe's Bookstore in Berkeley CA.   One of the problems presented to the editors for this year's installment in the book series, was fitting it all into the book.   They used smaller type but still it sets the record the most number of pages for any of their annual publications.  

Of course if some tea bagger troll (speaking ex cathedra) says that Project Censored is "just" a collection of "Best of" articles substantiated by "scientific evidence" from crackpot sources, that should be sufficient to prove that the 2012 Project Censored book will be regarded by conservative pundits as the latest product from the Amalgamated Conspiracy Theory Factory.   Murdoch's lap dogs will be expected to automatically "second the motion."

Isn't it so easy to refute the implication that America's Free Press (which may have been worth the cost of some of your family members' lives during World War II) is DOA?   All you have to do is point to Fox Views as living proof that Journalism is alive and well in the USA.

The debate over the death of Anwar al-Awlaki was put to permanent rest when Herman Goering said:   "Shoot first and inquire afterwards, and if you make mistakes, I will protect you."

The disk jockey thinks that the Tea Bag party needs an official song and therefore he will humbly offer his suggestions by playing us out with the Horst Wessel song, the 1938 hit (in Germany) The World Belongs to the Strong, and Richard Wagner's Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde.   We have to go (to try to) buy a copy of today's issue of the Volkische Beobachter newspaper.   Have a "Die Dreigroschenoper" type week.

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