Robert Fisk, being interviewed by Amy Goodman, sums up why I follow the mantra of FAIR (“Don’t trust corporate media”):

You have a major problem in the United States, in that your journalists don’t challenge authority. They will not, will not, will not challenge authority, unless they think authority is lying on the ground. Then they’ll have a timid kick at it…

But by and large, you only have to look at a presidential press conference: “Mr. President! Mr. President!” “Yes, Amy.” “Yes, Bob.” “Yes, John.” That’s how the relationship — osmotic, parasitic, fearful. To be questioning of power will suggest that you are unpatriotic and thus potentially subversive.

2 comments on “

  1. Pamela says:

    Wow C.S. – you got busy this week!!!Before leaving on vacation I checked your blog everyday for new posts and you were dormant. I got back last night, did some R&R today, decided to go to church and…lo and behold my cup runneth over…5 new posts! Great information too…thanks!

  2. Cynthia says:

    This is why watching the news and reading the newspapers are not enough. The truth is not being told properly.

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