Thursday, January 04, 2018

What "Free" Press? Where? Huh?

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Review the list above.
THINK for a few moments. Okay...

Yer ol' perfesser'd like to know:
Did you, or anyone you know, ANYWHERE, ever see ANY reference to ANY of these fiascos--much less to their combined, historical weight of criminality and mendacity--reported in ANY concerted way, in ANY prominent media organ, in ANY city in the country, at ANY time between the beginning of January, 2016, and Nov. 8, 2016?
Citations, please?!?!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Like Shooting Fish In A Barrel (But TRULY Loathsome Fish)

On TDSWJS, on May 13, 2015, Stewart skewered FauxNooz/‪#‎IgnerintFukWitz‬, and in particular heaped vitriol and scorn on that smarmy, faux-Toff shitwhistle, Stuart Varney, with clips and commentary which made them look like fools.
But of course looking like fools is what Rupe and Roger pay their drones, satraps and ass-sucking sycophants to do (FauxNooz bimbettes must also flash panty occasionally), and pays them very well. Personally, I don't think I could pass Varney (or Hannity, Or O'Reilly. Or Doucey or...) on the street without pushing his useless ass in-front of a fuuking bus,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Betrayed By The Media? Not So Much...

Yer Ol' Perfesser's reservations about the actual efficacy of Mr. Moyers as a press critic do not need to be rehashed here, but I hafta beg to differ. He's wrong, because he won't accept--or admit to--the reality of media in our time: The Big Media bear us no responsibility. "Let the Buyer beware." (Caveat's an old scam)...

The Big Media--all corporat/state media--are businesses first and foremost, and have long since abandoned the institutional pretenses of actual journalism which protected them still from serious interference, then and still. It is somewhat ironic that the "Press" always bragged that it was the "only business with Constitutional Protections; a fact which we now see as being a distinctly double-edged blade.

Since the late 70s, and the onset of what was admiringly called "media consolidation" ("Media Monopolies" was what Ben Bagdickian called em in a 1980 book, the first of its kind), the function of the Big media has been as stenographers, repeating verbatim the discourses they're 'reporting.' This is what they are paid to do. 

Their bosses, the directors sitting in those six boardrooms that oversee and control the operations of their safely purchased properties--which comprise 95%, more or less, of the sum and TOTAL of commercial media enterprises in the whole fuukin COUNTR, including Mr. Moyers and his programs-- have no desire that there should be any serious inquiry into their doings, either corporately or federally. To forestall such mischief was why they bought the "press," in the first place...

Successful coups ALWAYS start by seizing the media first. 

And, as Upton Sinclair reminded us a century ago, it will ALWAYS be difficult to get someone to acknowledge what their salary depends on their ignoring.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The WHOLE WORLD plays Soccer

I love stuff like this. They don't slug you with the logo til the end. Soccer's the epitome of a colonial icon.