Saturday, April 5, 2008

Mindless Journalism

If the current political situation in America doesn't give you a headache, you're not paying attention. Or perhaps, you're just not getting the news. This might be because most of the infotainment found these days in the main stream media is just not worth watching. There are a lot of politically important events occurring that you won't find much mention of even on PBS. Why? There are lots of reasons, but here's a suggestion. Turn off your TV. Cancel your newspaper subscriptions. Start looking for alternative news sources, like the internet, but be careful, there's a lot of crap out there as well. You might want to start with places like Glenn Greenwald's blog, where you will find a very thorough analysis of whats happening in the political world, as well as excellent insight into whats happening to journalism. Another high quality news source is Democracy Now!

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