most folks lament the msm and it's "reporting"- and there are those of us who cling to the helen thomas' and the bill moyers' and the mcclatchey group for all we are worth. i think it is particularly telling that in america we have such a hostile press. hostile to the truth- because in reality- what we have is a state run propaganda machine. tv, especially, has come to be manipulated by politicians of every stripe- since the kennedy/nixon debates showed them how very powerful images are. al gore writes of this too in his book 'the assault on reason' and jon stewart has been skewering the cable pundits especially in the clips on the primary.
nothing is more telling than the fact that a former president has gone to a foreign press to speak out against crimes against humanity perpetrated by none other than america and israel. jimmy carter has spoken to american press- i did read him in the new york times recently- and i don't know if it's unusual to give interviews to the foreign press. i find it interesting though. especially in the light of right wing pundits calling for his passport to be revoked because he--- criticized american and israeli policies and
never thought i would ever live to see this.