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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
How media resorts to seducing you
The top three things the media loves to cover are sex, violence and conflict.
What's more newsworthy? The large group of advocates fighting for peace or the crashing of the event by protesters?
Yesterday, an article ran about an oil tax rally that was interrupted by several protesters....
Meanwhile their media, like the band on the Titanic, plays on to pacify the public and assure them that America is still the greatest. They have their own version of the Roman games--the great scandals and sports events that serve as diversions lest people think too deeply about their society and its problems. Bread and games were what pacified the Roman masses; in America it's Big Macs and TV.
Come out of her, my people, the Lord's children. The rest of the world needs you and your message! Forsake the foolish and live!
Ted Rudow III,MA
Class of 1996