Friday, May 20, 2005

Lost in The Disinformation Society, The Masses are Not Happy

Last Wednesday I posted a piece about Grover Norquist and the Republican control of the media aka “The Republican Noise Machine.” Yesterday in his speech on the Senate floor, John Kerry referred to the right-wing’s control of the media, “We have an Administration that continues to want to fund fake newscasts to mislead people all across America.”

"The Administration’s willingness to consistently abandon the truth has done great damage. Americans are less willing to listen – less likely to trust or take anything that is said in Washington seriously."

The battle for the hearts and minds of America has taken a great toll. We’re inundated with fake news, mis-reported news and a grave lack coverage of some news. Yesterday MSNBC reported Voters dissatisfied with Bush, Congress. That story quickly got buried by other news, lest we find out that an NBC/WSJ poll reveals 'angry electorate'.

“The public is exceptionally displeased with the Congress,” Hart said. “It is [its] lowest set of numbers since May of 1994,” the year when congressional Republicans defeated their Democratic counterparts in the midterm elections to take control of both the House and Senate. According to this poll, by 47 percent to 40 percent the public says it would prefer Democrats controlling Congress after the 2006 elections.



Blogger clevelandchick said...

There are many who are not happy with the state of the media. Unfortunately or fortunately they have turned to alternativesources..satellite or web-streaming. But, the fact that most of America is stuck with 99% conservative talk radio on AM stations is a problem.

I searched for the truth.. and on radio I found two sources Air American and Democracy Now.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Ron Chusid said...

I also like NPR. It is not overtly liberal like Air America, but it provides a far more accurate picture than most other broadcast media. If you simply get past the dishonest information being spread by the right, most people will side with us.

9:26 PM  
Blogger Pamela Leavey said...

I listen to NPR in the car a lot myself. We have a good NPR in L.A. - KCRW

11:38 PM  

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