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    Minnesota Deb, Mistral Wind

    "Devious puppet master forces media to cover canceled tours rather than poverty and suffering"

    "FORCES?"  I'm going to object to that!  The last I heard, the news media -- TV news shows, newspaper op ed pages, news magazines, etc -- determine for themselves what is covered.  It is my understanding that if an item appears on an editorial page or a news program, it is an editorial decision to run that item.

    A beautiful example occurred this week -- Monday evening, as I recall.  The NBC Nightly News led off with a scare story about North Korea launching an attack on the US.  However, on the CBS Evening News, there was nothing about such an attack, and there was no mention of it on Kos or the Huffington Post.  So apparently NBC made a deliberate decision to run this false story on its own.

    One other thing:  I see no indication in this piece that this "devious puppet master" even exists.  If it is an actual person, he is not named.  So I am seeing the header to this item as being much like NBC's effort on Monday night to stir up a war between the US and North Korea.  In other words, "a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

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