Monday, December 14, 2009

Lying for profit

The Old Media does not report the news. It misrepresents the news.
There are countless examples. Many of the best come from the Media Research Center.
Here, MRC lists the top 10 economic myths perpetrated by the Old Media this year.
My favorite example features Charles Gibson, a highly paid misrepresenter who, in 1982, found the economic news "all bad" when unemployment hit 9.4 percent, but found "good news" when it hit 9.4 percent in 2009.
The difference between 9.4 and 9.4? A conservative president in 1982 and a liberal president in 2009.
When Rush Limbaugh refers to them as "the state-controlled media" he makes a strong point.

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