It can't happen soon enough. The real question is credentialing freelance investigation for access to government documents and to interview officials. With Zero getting away with the kind of secrecy under which he has been operating, I don't see that happening soon.
The irony is that many of the same people shilling for government tend to be the ones that fall first.
According to Sieyes there are only three estates. I never realized Burke suggested a fourth.
The overwhelming lack of journalistic curiosity about the candidacy of Obama is compelling evidence against the use of tax dollars for College and University Student Loans, and financial aid to education at the above high school level.
Society pays to high a price when our journalists cannot be relied upon to independently seek out basic information about our political candidates.
Obviously, if The Government pays for a journalist’s college degree, that journalist will never be objective or critical of The Government.
Journalists have thus become The Government’s guns for hire.
‘Here’s your Student Loan, kid. Now spend the rest of your sorry life saying only nice things about The Government.’
Almost all the serious shifting of public discourse and opinion of the last 50 years and particularly since Watergate and the election of Reagan in 1980 can be directly traced to the coming-out-of-the-liberal-closet of the progressive college educated liberal media.
And I don’t see what an be effectively done to combat it. I used to believe that free information on the internet (like on FR) would render such propaganda ineffective. If anything it is the opposite. Now, any so-called ‘news website’, no matter how obviously progressively slanted they are (such as Media Matters), can ‘publish’ any fake opinion they choose and their willing accomplishes on MSNBC/NBC et. al will run it as a news story and the mostly uninformed public sheeple simply don’t know they are being manipulated - being lied to, in fact.
When Obama misread TOTUS (Teleprompter Of The US) comming across the word corpse he was refering to the white house press corpse..
Oh, the Fourth Estate is still there. It's name has been changed to the Fifth Column, that's all.
It began when the media realized they COULD bring down a government, as they did with Nixon during Watergate, which came nowhere near the minimum requirements for impeachment.
Then, they began to realize that they had the power to influence public opinion, until finally, in 2008, they were able to install their own federal government, in Obama. The problem is that they see themselves as a part of the government, and as such will do anything to protect it, even if it means hiding not just incompetence and malfeasance, but HUGE and SERIOUS crimes from the public.
It is an establishment that has very limited accountability, and one of the most egregious examples of it bias is that of Vietnam War: http://www.conservapedia.com/Liberal_bias#Vietnam_War
(not that Conservapedia is known for diligent objectivity)
The Pew Research Center’s latest analysis puts hard numbers against the claim that the press went out of its way to get Obama re-elected.
According to the report, after months of positive press, “Obama’s coverage improved dramatically” in the crucial final week of the campaign.
In fact, 29% of the stories about Obama that week were positive and just 19% were negative. At the same time, a third of the stories about Mitt Romney were negative, and just 16% were positive.
When it comes to bias, MSNBC is in a league of its own, Pew found. It ran zero negative stories about Obama and zero positive stories about Romney in that last week.
Not only did Obama’s overall coverage improve dramatically, he got far more of it. Pew found that in the last week, 80% of campaign stories featured Obama, compared with 62% for Romney. -http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/112012-634214-how-press-helped-obama-win-reelection.htm