Sunday, February 27, 2011

Deja Not Vu All Over Again

The Shrill One:

That Iraq Feeling

I don’t watch cable news, or actually any kind of TV news. But I gather that there’s a virtual blackout on the huge demonstrations in Wisconsin, except on Fox, which portrays them as thuggish and violent.

What that makes me think of is January-February 2003, when anyone watching cable news would have believed that only a few kooks were opposed to the imminent invasion of Iraq. It was quite spooky, realizing that hundreds of thousands of people could march through New York, and by tacit agreement be ignored by news networks whose headquarters were just a few blocks away.

And it’s even more spooky to see it happening all over again.

(previously)

(x-posted)

2 comments:

Betty Cracker said...

Wow, that is scary.

Brendan said...

Yes it is. As I said elsewhere, "even the liberal New York Times …"

It is truly discouraging how the MSM has allowed itself to become (1) corporatized and (2) intimidated by the right-wing noise machine.

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