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The Real News Network | November 25, 2019

Co-author Nolan Higdon discusses "United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America (And What We Can Do About It)."

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"The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity - much less dissent."

-- Gore Vidal

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-11-25 08:24 AM | Reply

I lay the blame on the Supreme Court. All of it. When corporations were allowed to control the media, education, and Congress what did you expect was going to happen? Fix the SC and fix America. How we go about fixing it is debatable but I suspect it will require adding Justices to eliminate the right wing majority, until we are willing to take drastic steps such as that nothing will get better. We must be bold and brave, we must destroy the conservative majority on the court. The conservative majority on the court has caused major wars, trillions of dollars of debt, ruination of lives. They are evil and they need to be stopped and we have to be brave enough to do whatever is necessary to stop them.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2019-11-25 09:12 AM | Reply

I mean, Clarence Thomas????? You can't see the evil there, then you just don't want to see it. Remember the "originalist" Scalia? I celebrated the day he died. Evil! Now we have newer evil men on the court, we need to pack the court and take away their power and then we need to amend the Constitution so that no person has a lifetime appointment, ever. WE also need to reevaluate Marbury vs. Madison, the Congress should pass laws and no court should be able to overturn them.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2019-11-25 09:16 AM | Reply

--They are evil and they need to be stopped and we have to be brave enough to do whatever is necessary to stop them.

How soon until you loons create a new Weather Underground?

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-11-25 09:20 AM | Reply

The media cares more about ratings than anything else. It's not like the corporate media wanted Trump to win. They were just grateful for the ratings during the campaign. They were probably embarrassed a little after watching Trump win making it look like they wanted him to win.

But they won't change until the American people just friggin turn the channel and stop watching.

#5 | Posted by eberly at 2019-11-25 09:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

2/3

wow....

#6 | Posted by eberly at 2019-11-25 09:32 AM | Reply

One of these days we are going to see this headline:

Florida Grandma Scales WhiteHouse fence wearing backpack bomb.

#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-11-25 09:55 AM | Reply

#3 WE also need to reevaluate Marbury vs. Madison, the Congress should pass laws and no court should be able to overturn them" -Danni
Wow. Just wow. You've hit a new low. For you, that says a lot.

#8 | Posted by homerj at 2019-11-25 11:10 AM | Reply

Apparently, Danni wants a left-wing dictatorship.

Thankfully, the Constitution makes it very difficult to establish one.

#9 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-11-25 11:24 AM | Reply

Pied Piper strategy didn't go the way they wanted it to in the end. www.salon.com

#10 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-25 03:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Thanks Capitalism!

#11 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-11-25 10:33 PM | Reply

"But they won't change until the American people just friggin turn the channel and stop watching."

Newsworthy

"Pied Piper strategy didn't go the way they wanted it to in the end."

Doubly newsworthy.

#12 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-11-26 08:21 AM | Reply

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