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America's free press imitates the Cheshire cat

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The Quislings who tout America's free press seem to have forgotten or are ignoring the dire predictions in the 1947 <a href =click here;Hutchins Commission's Report</a> on the press which warned: "As the importance of communication has increased, its control has come into fewer hands."

In analyzing the Hutchins Report, <a href =http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/reportsitem.aspx?id=100550>Louis M. Lyons said</a>: "It is directly because newspaper publishers as a class are among the most conservative groups in America that newspaper performance is as uninspired, as unoriginal, and uninformed as it is."

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<a href =http://myhome.sunyocc.edu/~saizl/saizjquotes.html&gt;Zechariah Chaffee, Jr.</a> agreed: "The sovereign press for the most part acknowledge accountability to no one except its owners and publishers."

In an effort to compile an accurate assessment of the quality of Rupert Murdock's job performance as America's Editor-in-chief, we picked up a copy of Carl Jensen's book, "20 Years of Censored News" (copyrighted 1997), and started to see if the underreported stories from 1976 to 1995 indicate that the Hitchins Commission was a misguided example of ducky-lucky style overreaction or if it was a spot-on example of prescient concern.

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<a href =http://www.projectcensored.org/&gt;Project Censored</a> in those twenty years focused attention on stories that are still not going to get much time on Fox.

In 1976 their number four story was "Why oil prices go up."

The topic of Illegal aliens was their number ten story in 1977. Since 1977 the USA has been under the control of Republican Presidents for ten of the ensuing 33 years. Apparently the Republicans have gotten their act together now and will solve this problem if they can get their guy into the White House in 2012.

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Project Censored's number three story in 1978 was "The Government's War on Scientist Who Know Too Much." Were they worried about the polar bears back then? No. They thought radiation in a workplace might cause cancer.

PBS as the "oil network" was the Project Censored number eight story for 1979. The ads don't have any effect on editorial content now do they?

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