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It is curious: Though I have spent a lifetime in journalism, I do not read a newspaper, not the New York Times nor the Washington Post nor the Wall Street Journal. Nor do I have television service.

Why? Because, having worked in that restaurant, I know better than to eat there. The foregoing media are quasi-governmental organs, predictably predictable and predictably dishonest. The truth is not in them.

Within the news racket, this isn’t news. More interesting is that a large part of the intelligent population agrees. We now have a press of two tiers, the establishment media and the net, with sharply differing narratives. The internet is now primary.The bright get their news from around the web and then read the New York Timesto see how the paper of record will prevaricate. People increasingly judge the media by the web, not the web by the media.

The major outlets (this will not be a blinding insight) as always are in near-lockstep—that is, controlled. Reporters understand the rules perfectly. You do not, not ever, criticize Israel. You don’t say anything remotely interpretable as racist. Women are sacrosanct. Do not offend the sexually baroque. The endless wars get minimal coverage and almost nothing that would upset the public. Huge military contracts get almost no mention.

None of this is accidental.

It is well and slickly done. We have all heard Lincoln’s dictum, “You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.” Being a pol, he didn’t add the crucial, “But you can fool enough of the people enough of the time.” Here is the secret. You don’t need to ban unwelcome books, because the only people who read them already agree with them. You don’t need to kick in doors at three in the morning to seize forbidden typewriters. People might revolt against that sort of thing. Just keep prohibited topics off the networks and out of the papers. It is enough.

Or was enough. It was enough in part because there were no means of lateral communication among the public. CBS could put its view of the world on your screen and, though in principle you could write the network a letter which someone might read, you had no access to differing views, and no way of knowing what other viewers thought. Bingo.

This system is breaking down under the onslaught of the internet. Papers are losing both credibility and circulation. So are the networks.

Race is the obvious example of the decline in control. The spin and censorship have become so heavy-handed as to be comic. For example, there recently appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch a story recounting that three, er, teens had beaten a man to death with hammers. (By now, everyone knows that when a writer says “teens,” feral blacks are meant.) Predictably the police chief discounted racial motives, though obviously those were the only motives. While the Post-Dispatch is a third-rate paper, it closely follows the rules of the Times et al.

However, readers on the paper’s site who commented on the story overwhelmingly expressed anger that the racial provenance of the killing was being covered up. One pointed out that one sees headlines, “White Cop Kills Unarmed Black,” but never “Blacks Kill Unarmed White Man,” which is what happened.

Here is a stark example of the evolving two tiers of the news business. Editorially, the Post-Dispatch peddles the mandatory narrative while what appear to be a large majority of its readers know it is lying. Readers, seeing the comments of other readers, learn that they are not alone in their disgust: Lateral communication. This may have consequences.

Papers do not like this at all. It seems that they are beginning to pull their comment columns. Few dare publish views that contradict the anointed story line. With respect to race, the comments reveal a very real and major racial anger that does not involve only a small number of KKK members.

Barely possibly, papers will be pushed into, or at least toward, honesty if they want to keep their readership. As I was writing this, a friend sent me a link to a new Post-Dispatch story about a Bosnian woman beaten unconscious and left beside the road by several blacks. The story actually said “blacks.” An almost unheard of admission.

Another problem that the internet poses for papers is the divide between the intelligent and the rest. Again we see two opposed poles, though in this case blending imperceptibly into one another. The major media are not comfortable with intelligence. Television is worst, the medium of the illiterate, barely literate, stupid, uneducated, and uninterested. It cannot afford to air much that might puzzle these classes.

Newspapers can assume that their subscribers can at least read but, intelligence being pyramidal in distribution, have to focus of the lower end. They also have to avoid offending the advertisers, the politically correct, or the corporate ownership.

By contrast, web sites have few of these problems. Since they aggregate their readership from the whole planet, they do not have to concern themselves with grocery ads in St. Louis. They cost little to run. They do not need the bottom end of the distribution. And they have become multitudinous. Collectively you might call them “a free press.”

There are for example Taki’s Magazine, leaning hard to the political Right but thoughtful, beautifully written, fearless, and possessed of a beguiling aristocratic snottiness; the Unz Review, leaning hard in all directions at once but written by and for a cognitive elite; Anti-War.com, not sucking up to military industry; Tom Dispatch, extraordinarily informed analyst of imperial policy; Counterpunch, hard Left but highly intelligent, and the Drudge Report, half grocery-store tabloid and half unintimidatable teller-like-it-is, sort of America’s thermometer.

These and countless others are all over the spectrum, any spectrum, every spectrum, off spectrum, but in most cases assume a post-graduate intelligence and knowledge. No newspaper of which I am aware comes close.

It amounts to distributed cognitive stratification. Before the internet, people who wanted a high level of intellectual community had to move to a large city or live on the campus of a good university. Magazines of small circulation delivered by snail mail helped a bit, but not much. Today, email, specialized websites, and list serves put people of like mind in Canberra, Buenos Aires, Bali, and Toronto in the same living room, so to speak.

Which we all know already. But what does this globalization do to newspapers? How can they compete for the intelligent market? Or for readers who simply do not believe them? They are dull because they have to be, bland because they must avoid offending anyone, controlled because they can be. They write to the least common denominator of their clientele because they have to be comprehensible to non-specialist readers and, in the United States, are quasi-governmental. (Note that the decade’s biggest story, Edward Snowden, was broken by a Brazilian reporter in an English paper.)

The future? Good question. A reasonable guess: We will see growing global intellectual electro-Balkanization. Declining circulation of newspapers as fewer see any reason to read them. The separation of people and state. Television becoming even more of a cultural slum, if that is possible. Decreasing ability of the guberno-media complex (I actually said that, didn’t I?) to control opinion. Because of lateral communication, growing ability of voiceless groups to realize that they are numerous and have interests in common. It’s a new ball game.

(Republished from Fred on Everything by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. george says:

    the internet is a wonderful tool but it will not take much for the powers that be to selectivly censor it a la China. besides the powers that be have lied with immpunity for decades. the truth has so far not been a hinderance to any agenda. what good is knowing truth if the facts are not acted upon?

  2. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    The internet is ideal for meme warfare:

    100% white = 0% diverse
    0% white = 100% diverse

    Diversity means Chasing Down the Last White Person

    I’ve seen clever lines like that dominate entire discussions and get hundreds of up-votes.

    The Soviet Union was brought down by unfavorably changing demographics, impossible economic models, silly and discredited ideology, and a revolutionary new communication medium outside of state control.

    Sound familiar? The anti-White system is more frail than it looks.

  3. seank says:

    Good stuff, Fredo.

  4. Television becoming even more of a cultural slum, if that is possible.

    TV is so strange to me now. It’s like a foreign country. I still watch football, where every other ad is for a car, car insurance, trucks or fast food. The rest of the major network programming is unwatchable for me, and the ads are skewed heavily toward a geriatric audience.

    • Replies: @John Jeremiah Smith
  5. Priss Factor [AKA "Andrea Ostrov Letania"] says:

    In some ways, the internet has made newspapers and magazines more powerful because they can be accessed so easily by everyone around the world.

    Prior to the net, only subscribers and frequent library visitors had access to NYT and the New Yorker.

    Now, millions on facebook have access to them by ‘liking’ them.

  6. @The Anti-Gnostic

    TV Sports presentations have no narrative, and require no focus. The advertising percentage of air-time is astronomical. Even though there is no narrative per se, a football game becomes so fragmented that it loses all sense of beginning, middle, end. It’s a final score and stats.

    When TV “series” presentations increased ad-content into the 8 -10 minutes per half-hour, the narrative could no longer be maintained. Series where continuity was essential washed out, or will be canceled after brief runs. Script-writers have adapted, somewhat, by writing 3-minute mini-events and stringing them together. But, it’s not working.

  7. “Note that the decade’s biggest story, Edward Snowden, was broken by a Brazilian reporter in an English paper”

    No, it was an AMERICAN reporter, Glenn Greenwald, who has based himself in Brazil.

    As well, the internet is chock full of disinformation sites and even more than this, dedicated disinformation specialists, here’s just taste of what people are up against in relation to ‘www’

    http://ronaldthomaswest.com/2014/04/18/military-sock-puppets-nsa-trolls-cia-shills/

    Life were never precisely black & white, TomDispatch has run some highly myopic and ill-informed articles and neither is our many other online alternatives some simple and honest soup. What you think you see is not necessarily what you’ll get and what you’d expect will be healthy to digest could be absolute poison (says this old intelligence hand)

    • Replies: @Dutch Boy
  8. dave37 says:

    I generally agree with the article and comments’ precepts and contradictions but I wonder if future opinions (assuming opinion hasn’t been replaced by consenus) will depend as much on writing at all, instead becoming more influenced by an oral/video tradition such as music/movies presumably enhanced with a drug “cocktail” to make sense of it all.

  9. rod1963 says:

    I think Fred is spot on, the MSM is mostly a cross between WWF Wrestling, Oprah and generic pap. Oh yeah the televised variant really sucks, it’s as he wrote: “Television is worst, the medium of the illiterate, barely literate, stupid, uneducated, and uninterested. It cannot afford to air much that might puzzle these classes.” Shades of the book “Entertaining Ourselves to Death” by Postman.

    You aren’t going to get news from the one-eyed cyclops in the living room, just low end, irritating non-sense spouted by a talking head, approved by various groups within the government, big business and whoever runs the station. Orwell’s Big Brother couldn’t have done a better job.

    Mainstream print media isn’t much better for info. Most are little more than mouthpieces for the boss class and owned by billionaires who have a stake in the current system. People know something is wrong with them given the way all the big papers have continually lost readership over the last decade to point where billionaire guardian angels have had to come in to save them from demise. Most are so bad, they are only good for the establishment side of things.

    • Replies: @Miles Long
  10. TomB says:

    Kudos to Fred for putting his finger on the real scoundrels here which is the media elites.

    One thing I’d like to see: That maybe—just maybe—with the increasing scorn with which everyone regards the major media, that it will be discovered that we all have less dividing ourselves than we thought, and that what our major media have fundamentally been at for the last 40+ years has been the self-interested incitement in dividing us, creating hatred and anger between us, manufacturing conflict and etc., etc.

    After all, after seeing how the major media handled and is continuing to handle the Ferguson thing, even after the Grand Jury’s decision and all that went into same, and then this rape allegation business, is there really any doubt that its fondest wish is to inflame those situations and relationships, and pour gasoline on whatever flickers of flame that exist there So, with the most hypocritical crocodile tears imaginable, it can then pretend to mourn the divide over our differences? And the media personalities involved can continue to set themselves up, free of any election other than getting their jobs from their ideological friends, as ethical, moral or intellectual paragons?

  11. Fred is at his perceptive best here. The site StuffBlackPeopleDontLike reports today (12/9/14) that the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is killing its comments thread in an effort to promote “civility”. After the hammer killing of the Bosnian man, the honkey cracker rayciss whiteys started posting comments too far from the Approved Narrative. As in North Korea, the name of the game is “control”. It’s just a matter of degree.

  12. It is in the “comments” section that most of the truth is being told.

  13. Dutch Boy says:
    @Ronald Thomas West

    Post anything that offends a vested interest or commercial enterprise and you will get inundated with troll replies, many of them automated (some of these specimens have been known to post thousands of times a week). They are watching.

  14. @rod1963

    But… but.. but… print newspapers are necessary for potty training puppies, the bottom of bird cages, & starting fires.

  15. I hope that Fred’s last paragraph is right. I suspect that it may turn out to be more hand wringing. What purpose is all of this connecting of people with similar ideas of how the US is falling to pieces? I’ve been reading Fred and Sailer – and Sailer’s comment’s page – for ten years, and I don’t see any dramatic changes.

    It’s nice to know that I’m not alone, but I still can’t speak the truth at neighborhood get-togethers without getting in serious social trouble.

    The border remains open. Amnesty is happening by presidential order. Our schools continue to teach that Jackie Robinson was on par with George Washington. Feral blacks still roam freely. (Probably more so now. If I was a cop, I’d be terrified of trying to stop one. Nobody has your back.) Feminists continue to push around, well, everyone. Gays get to make the moral rules. Transgender rights are becoming the norm.

    Perhaps people are more aware. But I don’t see them doing anything about it.

  16. Corvinus says:

    One pointed out that one sees headlines, “White Cop Kills Unarmed Black,” but never “Blacks Kill Unarmed White Man,” which is what happened.”

    No different than when Southrons use to have similar headlines—“White man, white woman, 4 Negroes killed in tornado”. The MSM is making up for lost time.

    “Kudos to Fred for putting his finger on the real scoundrels here which is the media elites.”

    You do realize that the media elites include the Drudge Report, unz.com, and Lew Rockwell, right?

    “You aren’t going to get news from the one-eyed cyclops in the living room, just low end, irritating non-sense spouted by a talking head, approved by various groups within the government, big business and whoever runs the station. Orwell’s Big Brother couldn’t have done a better job.”

    No different than the echo chamber called the right-wing blogosphere. It truly is one in the same.

    “Most are little more than mouthpieces for the boss class and owned by billionaires who have a stake in the current system.”

    So, they didn’t build that? Resentment toward accumulating wealth and power?

    • Replies: @fnn
    , @rod1963
    , @Epaminondas
  17. I call it CorpGovMedia. And it is a quasi-organic entity, one evolved, shaped, molded by the dominant forces in its environment. The component parts of CorpGovMedia, white collar professionals, behave according to the rules of its culture. The culture of CorpGovMedia is also a quasi-organic entity, and in effect is a domesticated animal, one whose makeup and behavior has been molded by the dominant forces in the ideological ecosystem.

    What is the dominant force in the ideological ecosystem? Large aggregations of capital.

    Thus, the culture of america is shaped by CorpGovMedia through its propaganda.
    The propaganda regime headed by CorpGovMedia is evolved to increase the wealth of corporations and plutocrats.

    How so? Multiculturalism increases corporate profits. How? It increases the supply of labor faster than the demand for labor, thus depressing wages.

    Also, multiculti works hand in hand with mass immigration to increase the supply of workers and consumers.

    • Replies: @fnn
  18. fnn says:
    @Corvinus

    “Most are little more than mouthpieces for the boss class and owned by billionaires who have a stake in the current system.”
    So, they didn’t build that? Resentment toward accumulating wealth and power?

    All US billionaires (with the exception of Gay libertarian Peter Thiel) support mass immigration and the rest of the cultural neo-marxist program. Cultural Marxist gibberish (i.e., anti-West, anti-white, radical feminist, pro-LGBTQI) has become the legitimizing ideology of neoliberal capitalism.

    Stop letting your TV tell you what to think:

    http://www.counter-currents.com/2012/02/thoughts-on-debt-repudiation/

    http://www.radixjournal.com/blog/2014/12/9/the-dogma-of-free-trade

  19. fnn says:
    @leftist conservative

    “How so? Multiculturalism increases corporate profits. How? It increases the supply of labor faster than the demand for labor, thus depressing wages.

    Also, multiculti works hand in hand with mass immigration to increase the supply of workers and consumers.”

    Yet you don’t see this in Japan, S. Korea or Taiwan. Aside from profit, another motivation is a blend of Jewish hate/fear of the Goyim and genetic-cultural importation of the traditional English contempt for the working class elements most closely related to them.

    http://www.counter-currents.com/2011/12/henry-williamson-2/

    …very much the same description was given in the perennially-published basic anti-Nazi text The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, by the American journalist William Shirer, whose hatred of Hitler is beyond doubt:

    The young in the Third Reich were growing up to have strong and healthy bodies, faith in the future of their country and in themselves and a sense of fellowship and camaraderie that shattered all class and economic and social barriers. I thought of that later, in the May days of 1940, when along the road between Aachen and Brussels one saw the contrasts between the German soldiers, bronzed and clean cut from a youth spent in the sunshine on an adequate diet, and the first British war prisoners, with their hollow chests, round shoulders, pasty complexions and bad teeth—tragic examples of the youth that England had neglected so irresponsibly in the years between the wars.

  20. A great article by Fred Reed. Two other ways the web changes the world for the media are:

    1) It severely cuts into the extortion racket they can run on others.
    – Twitter, Facebook, blogs and corporate websites allow anyone being given a hard time by the press to speak directly to the general public. This means journalists can’t get away with nearly as much deliberate misunderstanding of their victim’s arguments and data. The media and PR consultants haven’t got their victims over a barrel in the way they did in the past: “there’s a negative perception out there about you that we can help dispel but it’ll cost you”.

    2) We can get things from the horse’s mouth on pretty much anything.
    – This is related to the first point but different. The web lets us, for example, easily find what X or Y tradition in the Roman Catholic Church means from an actual website set up by that organization, rather than get the hostile, second or third-hand explanation from some New York media outlet. The same thing is true for virtually any area of the arts, culture or politics. We’re not stuck getting the world explained to us by intermediaries with their own agenda. That is a massive loss of power for both the media and the academia.

  21. David says:

    Interesting to reflect that if the CIA or Mossad — which I would compare to the lobes of a single brain if that didn’t exaggerate their independence — could take out all the leading internet voices undermining the narrative in a hour or a day, thanks to the internet announcing the location of each to anyone who wants to know.

    • Replies: @Epaminondas
  22. rod1963 says:
    @Corvinus

    Drudge and Unz are not media elites. One is a media aggregator. Unz is especially a nobody compared to say Huffpost or Dailykos in terms of readership/postings. Just a handful of older white guys who don’t buy the MSM narratives.

    “No different than the echo chamber called the right-wing blogosphere. It truly is one in the same.”

    All blogs have a slant and it’s your job to filter out the biases by using your noggin. The more decent blogs are often not as bad as the MSM and plus they cover issues the MSM cannot cover for various reasons(ideology, fear of losing advertisers or editorial discretion)

    Also, the MSM is not the blogosphere. The blogosphere is actually democratic in that it allows a person to have a soapbox whereas before he had nothing. The MSM is dictatorial, controlled by a handful of corporations and billionaires like Slim, Zimmermans(LAT), and the Schulzbergers(NYT). As for the right wing blogosphere it is far more open than even what FoxNews is, and covers issues that the media elite refuse to cover.

    “Most are little more than mouthpieces for the boss class and owned by billionaires who have a stake in the current system.”

    “So, they didn’t build that? Resentment toward accumulating wealth and power?”

    Nothing wrong with wealth, it’s the part where the wealthy deem themselves part of the ruling class. Guys like Zuckerberg, Rockerfeller, Gates, Bloomberg, Buffett, Soros, Koch Brothers, Adelson, Robert Rubin. Who by their wealth see themselves as fit to dictate public policies(which often only benefit their class) and screw over everyone else.

    That said, most current owners didn’t build squat. The billionaires bought out established media outlets and with their ownership came editorial control. Just like the Silicon Valley billionaire who bought TNR, Carlos Slim with the NYT, Saudi Royalty who owns part of FoxNews along with Murdoch.

    Money gives you access and influence you don’t otherwise get.

    And they do exercise editorial control on the way issues are presented(if at all). You will only get what they want you to get.

  23. rod1963 says:

    The MSM covers so little real news and events in the U.S. it is a joke and when it does cover important issues like the repeal of Dodd-Frank to allow the Feds(taxpayer) to backstop any bank losses while trading derivatives when they blow up, they simply mock in a 10 second soundbyte and move on.

    They did the same when Clinton killed Glass-Stegall and when he promoted NAFTA and PNTR with China. Then it became unfashionable to cease mentioning all those millions who lost their jobs to the trade agreements. The same with importing foreign workers to replace Americans. Today they just whitewash unemployment numbers and act all perplexed why so many are on the dole.

    These same clowns also made fun of those questioning the real-estate bubble pumped by Wall Street and afterwards excused Wall Street’s criminal machinations that caused it all.

    Immigration? It just fell off the news screen at Fox right after the elections. It’s a non-issue, the same thing with Boehner needing Democratic support to pass the porkulus spending bill. No real explanation why GOPers were balking.

  24. Jefferson says:

    “All US billionaires (with the exception of Gay libertarian Peter Thiel) support mass immigration and the rest of the cultural neo-marxist program.”

    Donald Trump is a multi-billionaire and he does not support mass immigration.

  25. @David

    But then their friends and families would want to know where they were, so those, too, would have to be eliminated. And in turn their friends and families, and then their friends’ friends and families ad nauseum. And Mossad would probably be up to the task, given the opportunity. After all, they learned their craft at the knee of Uncle Joe…

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3342999,00.html

  26. Also add reddit and 4chan as good places for diverse opinions/views that the MSM refuses to entertain. Their commentators also do a good job debunking and facthecking of the bs that makes it to the press.

  27. […] how has this come to be, and why is this now changing? Fred Reed has written an article in which he has identified the cognitive stratification of modern society […]

  28. @Corvinus

    You wrote: No different than when Southrons use to have similar headlines—“White man, white woman, 4 Negroes killed in tornado”.

    Can you cite a source for this? Or did you, as we suspect, make this up on the spur of the moment?

  29. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    MAIN STREAM MEDIA IS A LYING SCAMMING PROPAGANDA MACHINE AND A RACKET.

    Great article, Fred. You are so very right this time.

    Yes, I too stopped reading the NYT, WSJ and Time magazine and watching TV. I just could not handle all their brazen lies and left wing propaganda. These media are a scam with the lies and propaganda they tell.

    That is what we must all do. Stop watching them. The sites Fred mentioned are good sources of news.

    The lies of the MSM are purposeful and malicious. It is due to the Jewish ownership of the main stream media and their ulterior motive in promoting liberalism, multiculturalism, the alien invasion and race baiting—to destroy the goyim. The Judaists own 90% of the media.

    http://www.rense.com/general44/sevenjewishamericans.htm

    In fact, that is why they get into the media in the first place—to spread lies and propaganda to brainwash the goyim and destroy them, to soften them up so they can exploit and control the majority goyim more easily.

  30. David says:

    WHO CONTROLS THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA?

    Here is one more link to who controls the main stream media entitled:

    Six Jewish Companies Control 96% of the World’s Media

    http://theunjustmedia.com/Media/Six%20Jewish%20Companies%20Control%2096%25%20of%20the%20World%E2%80%99s%20Media.htm

  31. learned says:

    Iraq war has exposed the dark sides of neocon infested media and the media hasnt reocvered yet . It will not as long as Israel remains the life,dream,faith,and salvation for the otherwise tribal atheist Israeli firster.

    Now no media is covering( after CIA torture bombshell ) the assertions and the false promises of those neocons who goaded the country to war and to more wars.

    Here is the lies of Wolfowitz who wnated to build Iraq as a new country – ” When he agreed to make the administration’s case, why did he take only two personal staffers (Col. Wilkerson and executive assistant Craig Kelly) to the CIA to review what Cheney, Scooter Libby and Paul Wolfowitz had prepared and/or distorted, instead of bringing knowledgeable members of his own intelligence service, the State Department Intelligence and Research Bureau (INR), to protect him?

    On Feb. 5, 2004, I quoted Greg Thielman, former director of the Strategic, Proliferation and Military Affairs Office of INR, in Salon: “He didn’t have anyone from INR near him. Powell didn’t want to know what was true or not. He wanted to sell a rotten fish. At some point, Powell decided there was no way to avoid war. His job was to go to war with as much legitimacy as we could scrape up.” Why did Powell cut out his own people to his own ultimate detriment?

    The documentary “No End in Sight” depicts the creation of the multivolume “Future of Iraq” study prepared by Powell’s State Department staff for the reconstruction of Iraq after the war. When Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary of Defense Wolfowitz rejected the study and blackballed Powell’s staff, what did he do to counter them, if anything?”
    http://www.commondreams.org/views/2007/08/09/will-real-colin-powell-stand
    They sold Americans a pig on a poke . These thugs created the atmosphere from behind .

    Even a simple post war recosntruction plan was anthema to these neocons .They had so much hatred against the Arabs .
    British intelligence later confirmed that there was never any plan to secure war as a soveriegn functioning country. Plain destruction was the motive of the neocons .

  32. A well written article on an important subject. There isn’t any vast conspiracy out there controlling the media as some commentators have repeatedly stated. The mass media is simply a business catering to whatever it takes to maximize sales or ratings and the public is either incurably stupid or so biased and apathetic that the result is the same as being stupid.

    Never ever blame a major conspiracy including hundreds of people actually keeping a secret for a long period of time on what could just as easily be blamed on human stupidity. I don’t understand why so many people don’t get this. There is no need for a power behind the curtain to secretly slant the news, you piss off jews, or blacks, or liberals or conservatives, click, X amount of the public changes the channel and they don’t come back.

    the masses aren’t asses
    they just need mind glasses
    so the bullshit just passes
    which no one harasses

  33. […] Balkanizing the news. […]

  34. Mark Twain said if you read the newspaper you are misinformed and if you don’t you are uninformed. About all they had to offer was mild humor and now that’s being lost.

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