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Forum Post: MSM & Profuse RW Lies ~ The Class War on the Radio Silence Front

Posted 1 year ago on Feb. 14, 2013, 8:23 a.m. EST by WSmith (1944) from Cornelius, OR
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MSM & Profuse RW Lies ~ The Class War on the Radio Silence Front

Even though MSM is owned by the 1% and it shows, they try to be cool about it. Fox Lies is a news network of RW Propaganda, an act of treason 30 years ago. And RW Hate and Lie 24/365/every city is comparable to global warming or the rise of autism.

Bottom line: We are an UNDER INFORMED (propagandized) populace and electorate!!!

That said, there have been rescue attempts that seem to have gone unnoticed:

After the insidious commercialization and conservative-ation of NPR, Air America Radio finally came to the rescue in 2004 starting on KPOJ and quickly spreading nationally, coast to liberal coast. Finally the push back and truth against the bias and lies coming from MSM and RW Radio that NPR was banned from uttering. Pitifully, many seemed to have missed its six year run. Lack of promotion and administrative mismanagement killed AAR in 2010: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_America_%28radio_network%29 .

Fortunately the affiliate radio stations kept airing the shows, and they still do TODAY! At least some still do: http://www.randirhodes.com/pages/affiliates.html

Two days after the re-election of our first Black POTUS, Clear Channel/Bane Capital canceled the "Plymouth Rock of Progressive Talk," Portland, Oregon's AM 620 KPOJ. In a matter of seconds, during Randi Rhodes' show, it switched to 24/365 FOX SPORTS for "business reasons." Two moths later Seattle's Progressive Talk AM 1090 KPTK switched to 24/365 CBS SPORTS... for business reasons! Searching the list of Prog-Talk stations across the nation, more than half have been "canceled" for business reasons.

Our media, our news is processed. First through corporate ownership interests, then through commercial value, then through POLITICAL ramifications. But the airwaves are ours (We The People), and journalism is THE only Constitutionally protected trade.

We are busy trying to survive and have some fun.

BUT:

Aren't we being ripped off?

Where are people getting their info?

When the people don't know, then it is OK!

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[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Ben Bagdikian wrote an excellent book called the Media Monopoly that originally came out in the 80s. We have a very limited independent media anything.

I don't listen to talk radio and I don't watch any political shows. It's a faux media war. Many times over there are arguments being made that are geared towards the hosts and have very little to do with the actual issue. It has it's very own little political junky thing going on and I know that there are people who really get off on it. I am not one of those people.

I like John Stewart but, he isn't a news source.

If you want information then you have to hunt it down and sift through it. You may not ever get it all but you can get really damn close.

[-] 1 points by WSmith (1944) from Cornelius, OR 1 year ago

Yes I reviewed the book when it came out, he was a rock star in the (left-leaning by today's RW perversion) political world for about a year. He did a great interview with the late/great Hugh Hefner (not the Playboy) on "At One With." Great show!! (also late)

Unfortunately, the concentration of media monopoly he warned about then has gotten much much worse. And at that time no one could have even imagined an entire network dedicated to RepubliCon Propaganda, Fox Lies.

It is equally unfortunate and unconscionable, that your self induced News Media disengagement is actually fairly popular, blindingly evident by some of the posts and replies on this Forum and elsewhere. I draw the line at Fox and RW H&L Radio, although they're often unavoidable, but as a political junky and warrior for truth, justice and the American way, I can't get enough news. I'm not saying in any way my way is superior, I just worry about the world I brought my kids into, and the invisible to most Class War we are losing.

It's quite an interesting/depressing phenomena that we have one segment of society that gets all they know to be a citizen from the bible and Rush, and another one from Jon Stewart and SNL. And they are both certain that they are ones in the "know," especially about the other ones.

What a fucking Goddamn MESS!!! We are literally becoming the searing schlock spoof "Idiocracy": http://www.1channel.ch/watch-5488-Idiocracy.

Considering your news isolation asylum, I would be a jerk not to tell you and others (TM, ect.) who share your beliefs that, with the exception of guns and women, you share a very similar sociopolitical philosophy with Ted Nugent. Don't blame the messenger. I still love you (not as much as Hitgirl) and Happy VD!

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Well, then you know that it has been used repeatedly in journalism classes and that every edition was updated. No, it isn't out dated simply for the fact that the game didn't change. In fact, the rest of the sites that are on the web and our dear friends, from the PR group, attempted to use this as if it were new information.

Being a political junky does not necessarily mean that you are somehow enlightened. It simply means that you are really fond of soap operas and need someone else to interpret the news for you. I find that rather sad. Your posts often rely on someone's opinion rather than facts.

I read the news frequently. I don't need someone to interpret this information for me. Thanks so much for playin'.

[-] 2 points by WSmith (1944) from Cornelius, OR 1 year ago

No, I know or have been apprised of nothing. Glad to hear Media Monopoly has been updated. I recommended it for journalism program curriculum, I'm glad to hear it was, but journalism programs are dwindling. Don't know what you mean by the "PR group" information thing.

Right, being a political junky only keeps me coming back for cheap political fixes, no enlightenment. But the state of political "intelligence," I see on this board sometimes forces me to clarify. It's not soap, it's war. Only most here are completely oblivious. I would rather use another established or well written explanation than reproduce it myself, I think I've been over this with you. I'm just interested in clarification and debunking BS, I wish someone else would do it. If something I've posted was nonfactual, just tell me, I will clarify/rectify it.

I have other projects, and I don't have time to pour through the news like the various sources I have mentioned do for a living. I totally believe in delegating duties. I always search beyond for better material or contradictions. I monitor MSM to track public knowledge, and MSM malfeasance.

As a former news annalist and columnist, I appreciate the extremely difficult work of rendering news to a tasty single serving. You may think you don't, but you do.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Pffttt.......I don't like the noise. It's a faux war. The more screaming headlines and the more jumping up and down angry rhetoric the more I start shutting it out and going for the information. You must have me confused with someone else. I like the research. I don't like the single serving.

[-] 1 points by WSmith (1944) from Cornelius, OR 1 year ago

That noise is democracy, it's noisy, messy, not a spectator sport and, as politics in general, a blood sport, not for the meek. Big problem on this board with newbies expecting a trophy for just showing up. And then there are different strokes for different folks ~ Fords and Chevys.

PBS has got two great shows on the Sandy Hook Massacre and the guns that enabled it, tonight. Is that permissible in your restricted media diet?

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

No, it's someone's opinion, often dictated by whomever owns that particular conglomerate. My mother and my step-father were reporters when there was reporting.

[-] 1 points by WSmith (1944) from Cornelius, OR 1 year ago

Yes, and that is YOUR opinion, and I thank you for it.

Reporting is a noble and essential aspect of journalism, we need a lot more of it, especially the investigative kind. Analysis is also essential, but has been perverted by special interests and promoted as news.

Corporate media is not good for democracy. I think we have to get the corporations out of PBS and revitalize it.

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

I wish I could understand how so many Americans believe the lies & liars that are so obvious. I believe they are trained by parents & religions to follow and believe rather than think and reason.
How many Americans believe Romney would help the middle class?
How many Americans believe Obama is a Muslim?
How many Americans believe they should control women's bodies?
How many Americans believe the Earth is less than 10,000 years old?


faux news is just a part of the Rs conspiracy - gerrymandering, voting suppression - on & on


Randi Rhodes is fantastic. I would also listen to Jim Hightower & Ed Schultz


TV MSNBC is excellent (M-F) Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, Lawrence Odonnel, Chris Matthews, (S-S)Chris Hayes who sometimes has an OWS person on his show

[-] 2 points by WSmith (1944) from Cornelius, OR 1 year ago

I wish I had links to all the progressive hosts. They work so fucking hard to speak truth to power like, Ed, Thom, Mike, Norm, Bill, Lionel, Randi, etc!

[-] 2 points by WSmith (1944) from Cornelius, OR 1 year ago

Thanx

Our on going information stream, what we took for granted in the day on a fucking transistor radio, is no more!!

In only a few markets are there any alternatives to indoctrination or omission!

How many more Americans will believe even worse shit without some TRUTH!!!!