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  •  Of course they don't... (3+ / 0-)
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    mightymouse, Fairlithe, elwior
    The Democratic Party takes huge amounts of cash from corporations and unions to vote a certain way. My God, CNN doesn't even cover the role of money in politics.
    Where does that money go?  It goes to buying advertising and what does CNN sell?????

    How many news organizations (real or alleged) really rant about money in politics?  None; because it all goes to them.  Sure, an occasional pundit can get away with a few discouraging remarks but not enough to piss off anyone who is taking that money and spending it (people otherwise known as customers).  Their strategy is keep it a cat fight and stay neutral to get as much advertising buck from both sides of the aisle.  

    And another thing (since I have my Rant on), CNN suffers from the same problem as other networks and most politicians for that matter, the people who make decisions make so much money that the poor and the working class are only academically real.  Sure they see the pan-handlers and they are aware of middle class suffering but they also find the alternate story that they are poor because they deserve to be poor as a perfectly legitimate counter theory.  All of their friends at the country club believe this and reinforce it.  And besides, these people at the club are really nice guys.  They are not evil blood sucking vampires like Occupy whatever tries to make them out to be.  They go to church and always donate for the charity ball every year.  Say what you will about Fox but they at least believe in the bullshit they are selling even if they know they are telling lies to sell it.  They believe in the war and the facts are just collateral damage.

    "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

    by Buckeye Nut Schell on Wed May 02, 2012 at 01:02:14 PM PDT

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