PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,
PMMJ
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sad but true

"America has experienced periods of bitter partisan division in the past, but in the current era it often isn't the interpretation of our national life that's in dispute but the actual facts of our common existence. That's as significant a rejection of the serious news media as it is of opposing political figures. Until very recently, if every professional news organization in the nation examined a charge and found it baseless, it was — for all intents and purposes — dropped. Today, the growth of the Internet has drained the noun 'news' of its former authority. If you don't like the facts presented on the sites of established news organizations, you simply keep clicking until you find one whose 'facts' accord with your beliefs."

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