Friday, July 8, 2005

Media Schmedia

The big, scary "Liberal Media".

They haunt the tortured dreams of "conservatives," don't they? "Conservatives" who have convinced themselves, through repeated propaganda, hour after hour, day after day, year after year, that the media are dominated by the liberals.

The corporate-controlled, sponsor-deferential, watered-down, republican shills who do as they're told or disappear, are liberal. Right. Check out this editorial by George McClure. He tells it like it is.

7 comments:

Sar said...

You know, I was doing my obligatory Blog Explosion surf (I'm quickly growing tired of that), and I happened upon an extreme right blog. During the 30 seconds I was obligated to be there, I noticed the author denouncing the Liberal's complaints about the GOP spin zone, countering that Liberals control the MSM then went on to name every major network and MSM news carrier EXCEPT FOX NEWS.

Um, if nearly EVERYTHING except Fox News is considered Liberal Media, what does that tell you?

SheaNC said...

OMG, when I visit those sights I don't know whether to laugh or cry. I visited one recently that said that all liberals should be shot as traitors, and on and on with the most incredibly vicious rhetoric I've seen in a long time. Sometimes I wonder if I am too over-the-top, but you know what the difference is between me and them? I only tear into specific villains like the Bush administration or abusive corporations. Those right-wing sites, on the other hand, make sweeping condemnations of all liberals, no matter who they are... hardworking, taxpaying, charity-giving, real people, nurses, teachers, you name it, the right-wing hates them. And if you point out their hypocrisy, they further accuse all liberals of "hating America"!

Paul said...

All Liberals should not be shot as traitors, because not all of them are traitors. However, I believe that there are some Liberls/Leftists who do want to hurt America in any way that they can. "Commies" by Ronald Radosh is an excellent expose of the Left in America by a man who grew up in the Communist fold and followed the party line until the truth hit him right between the eyes. Read it if you dare!

Sar said...

Goodness where to begin. The hypocricies abound. Traitors because we are demanding justice for the conspiratorial war in Iraq that has so callously brought about a never-ending quagmire of violence to our fellow citizens who were dooped and used for their true patriotic dedication? Traitors because we fight to preserve and protect the environment to provide and sustain quality life for ALL? Traitors because we fight to help the rights of the helpless lower and middle class, instead of fighting to further line the satin pockets of the uber-rich? Maybe they hold a different definition of traitor.

SheaNC said...

Paul, there are lots of conservatives who want to hurt America any way they can. And the Neocons lead the pack... and the Republican party. They want to make us less safe from terrorism to perpetuate their business/war, and what Sar said about American citizens being duped and used by them is why they are the real traitors.

Jack Mercer said...

"I'm a liberal," he says. Cronkite suspects most journalists are liberals of a sort. "We are more humanistic than hard-line conservatives. It comes, I think, from our journalistic apprenticeships, from how we came up through the ranks, from assistant to the police reporter, then the police reporter, and so on. We covered the disasters, we spent time in the poorer areas of our cities and towns, we've seen the seamier side of the world. . . . I think from that we learn to be liberal."

-Jack

Jack Mercer said...

Oh, and how many TV personalities and newspaper editors is in this LONG list?

-Jack