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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?

 

Have you heard the radio ads that tout a method for getting a choice of approximately 500 American radio stations?   (Define "a hall of mirrors.")   Should the ever narrowing window of opportunity for access to foreign news sources be compared to Hitler's edict that proclaimed that listening to foreign radio stations had become a capital offense?

 

What would be so bad about listening to Sky Rock from Paris, Triple J from Australia, or (if it still exists) Radio Caroline?

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