Re: This Is Not Really All That Comforting
If the evangelicals and the christian right are rethinking their public face doesn't that by implication indicate that their private faces i.e. their true agenda remains the same?
Actually the fact that you would believe anything from the media at face value , without understanding that the media have their own agenda that they are also promoting, is scary.
Are we such blind sheep that we swallow any story , hook line and sinker , that the media want to throw our way?
It wasn't that long ago that a "news magazine" program , in order to "prove" a vehicle was unsafe in rear end collisions , rigged a truck with explosive charges to be sure it incinerated on cue in a staged crash , without revealing that the whole thing was a setup. (It was NBC Dateline)
It wasn't that long ago that a "news anchor" breathlessly aired a story about a Presidential candidate using forged documents as his "source". (It was CBS' Dan Rather.)
It wasn't that long ago that a "news network" admitted that for over a decade they sat on stories of torture and brutality by a dictator because "otherwise he wouldn't let us in the country". The dictator had victims tortured and a video of the torture played for the widow. The dictator's sons delighted in putting live people through plastic shredders. (It was CNN in Iraq during the reign of terror of Saddam.)
It wasn't that long ago that a retired "news anchor" admitted how he manipulated the news he would and would not report during wartime to influence what he thought was a misguided government policy, in hopes of swaying public opinion against the war. ( It was CBS' Walter Cronkite during the Vietnam war.)
And many more examples could be cited. Do you really believe in the objectivity of the media in the USA? Boy, you DO have great faith.