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MSNBC: independent media?

Just watching some of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” with Joe Scarborough, and cringed when Joe began decrying the “mainstream media” for offering some explanation or another of the problems of conservatism.  I double-checked, and yes, the little logo on the bottom right of the screen was that of MSNBC, which I believe is the same as that of NBC, which I believe is still owned by GE, one of the three corporations that own the television news media.  If that is not mainstream, then I do not know what is.

This is not just Joe’s overconfidence, though, I am sure.  It seems “mainstream media” has become more of an epithet than a desciption.  The “mainstream media” is not just a term to throw around to give your words some sort of “underdog” clout; it is a reality, and the all-too-self-unaware pronouncements of Joe Scarborough on GE’s MSNBC are part of that reality.

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October 28, 2008 - Posted by | media | ,

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