Sunday, October 4, 2009

Picketing the Fourth Estate

Finally, on October 17, there is going to be an offshoot of the Tea Partys that directly go for the Legacy Media. There is a planned picket of CNN in Atlanta. The only problem that I can see with it, is that the Legacy Media really doesn't see itself as biased (CNN, CBS, NBC) or as a tool of the administration (ABC). The NYT "All the news that's fit to print" should have its motto as "All the news that fits our ideology, we print."

In a world that's so far to the political left, that centrists seem like right-wing extremists, there is no compass and no moral center. They honestly can't relate to anyone having life experiences or thoughts different from their own. There's the famous (mis)quote about how George W. Bush won the presidency "well I don't know anyone who voted for him". When surrounded by folks who either share your ideology completely, or who, for whatever reasons feel the need to keep silent if they have different ideas (think schoolyard ostracism), then you become so completely insulated from differing perspectives that you eventually feel that yours is the only valid thought (look at our universities and how they treat speakers such as the Minute Men, etc.).

If I could be in Atlanta, I would. It'll be interesting to see how CNN plays it and how many more viewers they'll lose because I sincerely doubt they'll catch the clue bus when it shows up at their door.

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