Saturday, February 05, 2005

Down a Dark Road

"Talk-radio has expanded to talk-television and the corporate media controls the microphone. News is packaged like luncheon meat, sandwiched between the bread of entertainment and advertising. Politics has been safely removed from American elections and we no longer concern ourselves with issues of poverty, declining incomes, lack of health care and good education for our children. No, we are presented with the likability of our candidates and their ever important 'beer appeal' and 'everyday John Doe' qualities, regardless of their wealth and privileged upbringing. War heroes become cowards, and draft dodgers become heroic defenders. We may no longer have a free press, but it is reasonably priced."