Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Republican Media Machine...

Here is an excellent article from The Guardian that lays out one major reason US politics is so out of whack with the rest of the western world. In a nutshell - we have an army of pundits with no respect for the truth or facts, who are paid to warp, spin, and twist anything they can into one-line misinformation. And they let them masquerade as journalists (or quasi-journalist talk-show hosts) while they do it.

One of my Scottish friends brought this to my attention - and expressed his incredulity as follows: "They let a JOURNALIST (not a politician or something) on CNN (which is the main, mainstream source of TV news in the US yeah) call a boring centrist politician like Obama a MARXIST? Do people get away with this kind of total nonesense regularly?"

In any case, here's the article: