December 22, 2006

BUT THEY'RE HILARIOUS WHEN THEY TRY TO BE SERIOUS:

HIJACKING PUBLIC MEDIA: Journalists Amy Goodman and David Goodman unpack the politics of public broadcasting. (Amy Goodman and David Goodman, NY Press)

In public broadcasting we need to get back to the revolutionary spirit of dissent and courage that brought us into existence in the first place, and this country does, too.
—Bill Moyers

There is a war on, but it’s not just in Iraq. The Bush administration has launched a full-scale assault on independent journalism. This regime has bribed journalists, manufactured news, blocked reporters’ access to battlefronts and disasters, punished reporters who ask uncomfortable questions, helped ever bigger corporations consolidate control over the airwaves, and been complicit in the killings of more reporters in Iraq than have died in any other U.S. conflict.

In this global attack, one area has come under especially heavy fire: public broadcasting.


Because, you see, we have to depoliticize public broadcasting and get it back in the job of fomenting revolution.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 22, 2006 8:53 PM
Comments

Have you no appreciation for Schwetty balls?

Posted by: ghostcat at December 23, 2006 12:24 AM

Close, very close OJ. Revolution is the yin to politics yang.

Posted by: Robert Mitchell Jr. at December 23, 2006 12:57 AM

... which is why satire is no longer possible.

Posted by: erp at December 23, 2006 8:03 AM
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