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To: RWR8189; Americanwolf; MEG33
Reliance on these assumptions--all of them seemingly designed to help one escape the hard work of sifting through evidence and thinking through ideas--explains the way stories like the war in Iraq are framed and simplified in the media and for the public.

Excellent article, except it assumes that the media is slanting the stories only because journalists are lazy and naïve. While there is certainly truth in those assertions, I'd argue that the majority of journalists are dyed-in-the-wool Leftists who are actively opposed to principles upon which America is founded. Thus, the propaganda they force-feed to the international public has more to do with their deliberate attempt to subvert the United States and our Constitution, than it does with their inability or unwillingness to understand what is really going on.

7 posted on 05/15/2004 1:33:50 PM PDT by SpyGuy
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To: Congressman Billybob
Reliance on these assumptions--all of them seemingly designed to help one escape the hard work of sifting through evidence and thinking through ideas--explains the way stories like the war in Iraq are framed and simplified in the media and for the public.

You should find this Canadian journalist's observations on the state of the profession agreeable...

16 posted on 05/15/2004 5:38:29 PM PDT by okie01 (www.ArmorforCongress.com...because Congress isn't for the morally halt and the mentally lame.)
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To: SpyGuy
While there is certainly truth in those assertions, I'd argue that the majority of journalists are dyed-in-the-wool Leftists who are actively opposed to principles upon which America is founded.

Spot on. Unless we as a people recognize the left for what it is instead of letting them off the hook with "they just want peace" we are in mortal danger. The left is neither naive or benign, it is smart and dangerous.

20 posted on 05/15/2004 9:54:45 PM PDT by Texasforever (The French love John Kerry. He is their new Jerry Lewis)
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