Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Kerry Blasts Media for atmosphere of "fear" and "lies"

At the JFK library, John Kerry calls it as he sees it:
Kerry criticized the mainstream media for contributing to an atmosphere of fear and lies.

"There is something wrong with who is arbitrating the truth," he said. "When fear is dominating the discussion, we have a problem."

Kerry said news conglomerates -- particularly of broadcast news -- were a large part of the problem.

"The corporatization of the media has taken away some of the muckraking," he said.
We can think of a few issues that were in desparate need of some old school muckraking: the bogus claim about WMDs, the torture approved by the Bush administration, the bribes given to journalists, allowng a fake reporter in the White House to spit GOP talking points...

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