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June 7, 2005

On The Beautiful Indifference Of The MSM

Topics: Follies of the Mainstream Media

Dr Sanity provides an interesting way to compare the MSM's enthusiasm for the ridiculous at the cost of addressing issues of meaningful importance. She describes the table as a partial listing (in no particular order) of what the media is Obsessed by (on the LEFT) , compared to what they appear Indifferent to (on the Right):

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She notes that curiously, because they are journalists, one would think that their journalistic instincts would be easily aroused by curiosity; however, the crop of journalists we must deal with today seem to be suffering from a form of mass hysteria. "Their journalistic insticts; their curiosity; their "nose" for a story has been severely impaired--almost paralyzed you could say, and they don't much seem to care!"

Hat tip - Dr. Sanity

Milblog writes: "I've often wondered why such massive redirection of attention has been used by the media. Ignore the beheadings by Insurgents - they're NOT important! Oh my! Look, someone MIGHT have tinkled on a Koran! And that's TERRIBLE! And look Michael Jackson's in the hospital - so let's all go look at that!"

Posted by Hyscience at June 7, 2005 11:49 PM



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