2006-12-04 Why I blog

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<hide> <let name=data index=Date>2006-12-04</let> <let name=data index=Topics>\Teresa Nielsen Hayden/writings\war on democracy\Dick Meyer\Glenn Beck</let> <let name=data index=URL>http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/008266.html</let> <let name=data index=Title>Why I blog</let> <let name=data index=Text>By way of explaining how the mainstream media are not just letting us down but in some cases actively conspiring with the forces from which they are supposed to be protecting us, the author digs into the following: 1. Jonathan Schwarz of A Tiny Revolution explains that the news media have sided with the privileged elite, a class to which you almost certainly don’t belong. 2. In an unguarded moment, the Editorial Director of CBSNews.com explains what was really going on over the last twelve years. 3. CNN demonstrates its loyalty to the dark side of the force (by hiring "loathsome and completely unprofessional idiot" Glenn Beck), and 4. We discover yet again that deceiving us has become an industrial process (corporate PR videos being shown as newscasts).</let> </hide><if not flag=$including><let name=docat val=1 /><call ShowLinkData /></if>