The Bow Ramp

Monday, May 16, 2005

The Silence Was Deafening

Sheesh, it's been almost a week since my last post. Why do those stupid real lives keep getting in the way of our virtual ones? Anyway, I'm back to lunch blogging. The last few days I have been more than usually torqued at the MSM. This whole Newsweek-Koran (excuse me - Qu'ran) flushing story is such a prime example of the dreck the public is being handed on a daily basis. A century ago, the media moguls were trying to convince us of our "Manifest Destiny." Today's media kingpins are trying to tell us the exact opposite, but the techniques are the same. Having discovered the power to manipulate public opinion, the press seems unwilling or unable to stop. Instead of being a check on government, the press has become a rival -- a rival without any formal checks on it's own power.

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