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The MSM and the Mirror


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Arianna Huffington has a post up about the MSM (Mainstream Media, sometimes called the Lamestream Media) and their coverage of Cindy Sheehan. She makes a number of very good points about the state of our media today. One that caught my eye, that I have wondered about for sometime now, is what the MSM chooses to report, based on some bizarre reshaping of the need to present the "other side".

It’s one thing for the O’Reillys and the Limbaughs to spew anti-Cindy venom. The problem arises when, under the pretense of offering both sides, MSM figures regurgitate the GOP attack machine’s most contemptible hits (“she’s a puppet,

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Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh.

As Krugman said, if the MSM were to present a discussion about the fact that the world is round, it would be entitled: "Shape of World: Opinions Differ."

When CNN felt compelled to present the views of another parent with a child serving in Iraq (supporting the war?!) - the story felt completely like the Bush Admin. orchestrated it- as if they insisted on "equal time"- we are not in the midst of an election!

Actually the other side of the argument should be to go further to expose the administration's lies and crimes. So, there should be a centrist opinion and then the truth - the real scenario of corruption, but an opinion to the "right" will almost always be a cartoon of balance.

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