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1 posted on 02/14/2013 9:30:16 PM PST by blam
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Politics in America Part 8: The Matrix
2 posted on 02/14/2013 9:36:53 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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MSM hell. Pick a random thread on a conservative website and you’ll read how Palin is a problem, the GOP will not cave in on X after they already caved on X, that we must moderate on immigration and abortion and any number of other ‘realities’.

We have our own “Matrix”. No MSM needed.


3 posted on 02/14/2013 9:38:14 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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Van Jones


4 posted on 02/14/2013 9:39:15 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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There is a somewhat related phenomenon recognized by anthropologists, linguists and computer programmers, that vocabulary translates directly into the “dynamic range” of thought. Cultures for example that have no word for something simply never discuss it.


5 posted on 02/14/2013 9:44:55 PM PST by SpaceBar
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I was a child living on Cape Cod, when JFK was shot, and when Teddy went-a-swimming without Mary Jo Kapeckni. The papers drummed a single assassin, but I knew that you don’t go opposite of the direction of being shot. Teddy’s swimming lasted only that first day, and was gone into oblivion the next. I knew that something was wrong with that. I had my first taste of misinformation. I know what I saw that one night, while living in base housing, even with this “Rocky and Bullwinkle” 6 by 6 general with all the I’ve Been There ribbons, tried his best to tell me, that I saw nothing.

I’ve been watching a long time. I know that this so-called media has not been reporting anything that really means anything, ever since the Fall of Saigon to the North Vietnamese Army, as so happily reported by Peter Jennings. I grew up knowing that Communism is a bad thing. A lot of folks these days couldn’t tell, or care.

It is time to wake up. Those of us who are awake have a lot to do.

I do agree that technology has changed society, and enslaved it, to an extent.

I am thankful that someone hasn’t had the bright idea to remove the “off” switch, yet!


8 posted on 02/14/2013 10:43:02 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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It’s not the News Reports, it’s Who Reports the News.


9 posted on 02/14/2013 10:47:14 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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Anyone that thinks they are not brain washed... (( IS ))..
The propaganda is so deep its almost like bewitchment..

Obama speaking anything is very much like a comedy routine..
“Breathtaking” the scope and obvious untruth in the details..


10 posted on 02/14/2013 11:34:13 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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wasn’t there a book about this like 45 yrs ago...”The Media is the Message” or something similar?....never read it, it was my sisters book, but I recall it being about how the media is making the news, not the news being in the news...IIRC...


11 posted on 02/15/2013 12:01:50 AM PST by cherry
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In “The Matrix”, accepting the red pill means facing reality and living in the real world, and accepting the blue pill means living in a fantasy world which has nothing to do with reality.

When Obama was trying to sell Obamacare, he used a red pill/blue pill analogy — and he urged people to take the blue pill.

Not kidding.


14 posted on 02/15/2013 12:54:56 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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The internet is a gift from God, yes there is evil, yet it is all there for one to wade through, both good and evil,light and darkness, it’s your path to choose, a revolution has occurred and the elites will never recover, God has cast off our chains, He is in control and the elites will be gnashing their teeth!


15 posted on 02/15/2013 3:36:30 AM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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For many years I’ve said the MSM is the conscience of America.
They determine what the majority gets happy/upset about. Rarely does public opinion run counter to MSM propaganda.
And most of the MSM distortion comes by omission.

It’s become blatant, esp. TV news. With a huge illiterate population now the networks are the primary news source of the Country. Not many read newsprint, or anything for that matter.

The media will complain that they have just so many minutes and have to pick what stories to cover or how much to edit.
Of course the editor’s political leanings determine what is left out of the news shows.


17 posted on 02/15/2013 5:21:37 AM PST by Vinnie (A)
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