Posts Tagged ‘propaganda’

Freedom of the Press

    In the Guardian Saturday, the alert reader might have spotted this, buried in a deceptively bland story about Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp buying the LA Times and Chicago Tribune out of bankruptcy for a song: The paper said a deal might require a waiver of federal laws that block ownership of newspapers and [...]

Imagine a world where everyone only can tell the truth

I became a glass half full guy when I was trying to figure out in my childhood living with a mentally ill, bipolar mother how I could be such a delight one moment and the dirty devil the next. Deep down I believed my mother loved me. I wanted to find a way to accept [...]

Can a government own a newspaper and not exert political influence?

We’re very familiar with civilian publishers and the political slant they force on their staffs. There are many foreign governments, especially in the East who totally control their papers, not ones they own, but all papers. When I was stationed in Korea 1970-71, President Park Chung Hee would not let any Korean papers print a [...]

Asses and Pigs; no elephants need apply

I just can’t buy the elephant as a symbol for the Republican party. The Democratic donkey seems appropriate because members do make an asses out of themselves more than they should and many cling stubbornly to their issue regardless of whether it has any chance of becoming a reality. What the Repug character, not true [...]