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Did Wall Street "Go Rogue" or Was it Rogue Already?

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DID WALL STREET "GO ROGUE" OR WAS IT ROGUE ALREADY?

As Billions Vanish, Our Focus Should Be On Economic Crimes

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By Danny Schechter

Author, PLUNDER: Investigating Our Economic Calamity

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Remember "going rogue," how an old word became new again driving media coverage for more than a week during the campaign only to disappear from TV News? Google has 376,000 references for the term "going rogue" thanks to our echo chamber of a media system.

Examples:

HYPERLINK "Palin's 'going rogue,' McCain aide says - CNN.com.

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Palin 'going rogue'? | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press

One after another, media outlets repeatedly embraced this "R" word - at a time that other "R" word, "Recession," was not yet in vogue. Language experts jokingly debated the meaning of "going rogue." Writing on the Language Log Blog Mark Liberman noted:

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News Dissector Danny Schechter is blogger in chief at Mediachannel.Org He is the author of PLUNDER: Investigating Our Economic Calamity (Cosimo Books) available at Amazon.com. See Newsdisssector.org/store.htm.

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