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    May 21, 2009

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    Ree

    J.B.,

    Laura makes many good points, Clarence Thomas's personal story was not of any concern to the Democrats who grilled him...maybe filleted him is the right description.

    Laura Ingraham this morning on Imus in the Morning weighing in on Sotomayer.

    She (Sotomayer) has the right probably political out look for them, and so her personal story is going to be highlighted, and sold, and resold, and retold, and she is going to be an inspiration to Latinas and Latinos. And yet Justice Thomas, and Justice Miguel Estrada, weren’t any such inspiration so they were fair game for ridicule and disparagement.

    http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-fav-laura-ingraham-reaches-perfect.html

    Ree

    J.B,

    Cinie makes a lot of good points I don't see anyone else mentioning and they are kind of real obvious....

    This is interesting Highly recommend this read because it isn’t being discussed anywhere I have been reading about the Cairo Speech. When Did Obama become Spokesman in Chief for Islam, where is that in the Job description of the United States of America President?

    http://cinie.wordpress.com/2009/06/06/the-combination-of-church-and-state/

    lrey

    So, the media is in collusion with the "present government". It just chose sides within the past few months? Where was it during the build-up to the Iraq invasion? What about the portion of the media championing the "birther" controversy? There were more legitimate questions about 9/11 than Obama's birth, but of course it was a dereliction of duty to question official positions, it was dishonorable to have doubts, and the truth wasn't relevant, God didn't offer an opinion, and we were rewarded with a country waging an aggressive war. Was there a problem with the media then? You don't want a "fair" media. You want to return to when your media was winning the battle for the hearts and minds of the people. What else can be meant by "collusion with the present government"? We need a media that questions, challenges, and assumes the government is intoxicated with power - not your or my ideological shill.

    RattlerGator

    Irey, pray tell, what media is championing the "birther" controversy? Am I?

    You write about Iraq as if some iron-clad conclusion has been made that it was a mistake. That's obviously not true -- believe whatever the hell you want to believe.

    More legitimate questions about 9/11 than Obama's birth? Such as? I'm not impressed by conclusory sentences.

    Who in the media was shackled and limited from raising questions about American military actions, etc.? Hell, I remember mainstream questions about an obvious QUAGMIRE we found ourselves trapped within before the Iraq war. In AFGHANISTAN, remember? Millions and millions of refugees? Remember that, from that kowtowed media you seem to have invented out of thin air?

    Irey, no white candidate who attended a church that crapped on standard Christian theology for twenty years would have been able to stay in any Presidential election contest -- yet Barack Obama was able to do so. And you seriously question whether the mainstream media is "colluding" with this administration??? Who the hell do you think they voted for??? David Duke???

    We need a media that does what you say we need -- and much, much more. I am curious, however. How is the media questioning, challenging, and assuming the Obama administration is intoxicated with power in any way, shape or form.

    How???

    Vannesa Curry

    Media is heading the wrong way all together, even if some people are trying to get their grip on the handles. So much junk on TV, print, and online just for a couple of views/clicks more, just for a buck or some followers. Media educates in our days, even if you would like to addmit it or not.

    RattlerGator

    Vanessa, thanks for bringing this topic back up. I'd meant to revisit the idea (as I've intended to do with so many other posts) but life constantly happens -- you know?

    I love Gerard's stuff and will need to go review his site to see if he did, in fact, add to the series with other articles expressing thoughts on building a new American media.

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