Monday, October 11, 2010

Washington's Blog: On Propaganda!

Title: "The Emporer's Spokesman Has No Clothes"

This is a very appropriate story to follow my previous post on the propagandizing of bee colony collapse in The New York Times.

Washington's Blog has excellent analyses and kindly provides embedded links for his readers to support claims made throughout the article.

One interesting link provided discusses how journalists have been co-opted by the CIA

I have no doubt as to the truth of Washington's arguments. I routinely encounter outright propaganda in my daily readings of the The New York Times and the Washington Post.

Oddly, I see less overt distortions and omissions in The Wall Street Journal, although their editorial pages are so neo-conservative they make me sick. Maybe the WSJ has less obvious distortions because capitalists need to know how to invest and would be less tolerant of obvious bullshit.

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