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http://www.turnoffyourtv.com/

Speaking of media and reporting (bias), I came across this website 

http://www.turnoffyourtv.com/

There are some great essays in here.

ie.  An excerpt from:

http://www.turnoffyourtv.com/commentary/hiddenagenda/agenda.html

...

The first glimpse into the ideology behind the TV screen
came in 1958 when pioneering news anchor Edward R. Murrow gave a keynote
speech
at the Radio-Television News Directors Association convention in
Chicago. Murrow's investigative program televised on CBS remains possibly the
finest TV journalism in history. In a 30-minute special entitled "A Report
on Senator Joseph McCarthy" on March 9, 1954 exposed the lies of the Wisconsin
Republican and ignited the public's backlash against the Red Scare. Murrow was
slowly pushed out of television due to the pressure to provide more "entertaining"
news.

In
his 1958 speech, Murrow exposed the myriad of forces swirling inside the television
industry. "One of the basic troubles with radio and television news is
that both instruments have grown up as an incompatible combination of show business,
advertising and news. Each of the three is a rather bizarre and demanding profession.
And when you get all three under one roof, the dust never settles," he
said. The continuing struggle between providing profits and upholding a public
responsibility makes the TV industry rife with problems.

...

Do check it out.

 

 

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Re: http://www.turnoffyourtv.com/

the one website that I feel so at home at.... I HATE TV!

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Re: http://www.turnoffyourtv.com/

Excellent website, however, can the same be said for the internet?

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