[oclug] OT: Harper is my enemy, but I despise falsehood in the
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Thu Aug 17 16:17:24 EDT 2006
On Thu, 17 Aug 2006 13:11:22 -0400
miden <miden at travel-net.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-08-17 at 12:49 -0400, Fred Williams wrote:
> > Yes, the media needs reform. We are supposed to have the
> > separation of
> > church and state, we also need the separation of government and
> > private indusrty and private industry and media and government and
> > media maybe to some extent.
> > We need the media to stop taking government announcements like
> > they
> > were God's own truth.
> It puzzles me when I read expressions of extreme indignation concerning
> the state of our news media. If they're so crappy, why do you read,
> listen, watch, whatever?
> Vote with your feet as I did a long time ago.
> Unless you're addicted to the adrenalin/emotional rush accompanying the
> state of high dudgeon, of course.
When the state of the media is fixed over all media forms, voting with
your feet does *nothing* to prevent the perversion of that form of
Put another way, if something is broken, you don't just ignore it! To do
so, is to invite trouble!
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