Talking about Right-Wingers Are Desperately Trying to Destroy Obama, and the Cowardly Corporate Media Are Helping

 

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Talking about Right-Wingers Are Desperately Trying to Destroy Obama, and the Cowardly Corporate Media Are Helping
Watching Glenn Beck of Fox News rant about "progressive fascism" — and muse about armed insurrection — or listening to mainstream pundits prattle on about Barack Obama as the "most polarizing President ever," it is hard to escape the conclusion that today’s U.S. news media represents a danger to the Republic.By and large, the Washington press corps continues to function within a paradigm set in the 1980s, mostly bending to the American Right, especially to its perceived power to destroy mainstream journalistic careers and to grease the way toward lucrative jobs for those who play ball.The parameters set by this intimidated (or bought-off) news media, in turn, influence how far Washington politicians feel they can go on issues, like health-care reform or environmental initiatives, or how risky they believe it might be to pull back from George W. Bush’s "war on terror" policies

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