Tuesday, May 23, 2006

More on the Media

See a post by Carpetbagger on indications that the NSA is monitoring certain journalists like Christiane Amanpour, and Robert Parry, John Dean, and Glenn Greenwald on the Administration's threats to prosecute reporters under the Espionage Act of 1917, for writing Pulitzer-Prize-winning articles that are critical of the Administration's various illegal and/or immoral acts. That sound you hear is totalitarianism a-knockin' at the door.

My other source for this week was (again) Manufacturing Consent, on the mainstream media's self-imposed boundaries of discussion, which keep the audience from knowing enough truth on an issue so as to reflect the consensus of the elite in society, and to preserve their interests. Which means that the Administration's recent threats will only serve to chill every last whisper of dissent and make the the media even worse than they were before...

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