Thursday, December 29, 2011

Why everyone hates the media

Why everyone hates the media FRIDAY, DEC 23, 2011 4:00 PM EST by Kevin Canfield — "The cover of Jonathan M. Ladd’s new book shows a pair of newspaper vending boxes that have been vandalized. “Lies,” reads the graffiti scrawled across the machines.

Lots of people seem to agree with the sentiment expressed by this anonymous street-level press critic — even if most of us are more apt to express this by screaming at the TV.

When I first read the title of this article I thought, "Because the media are a bunch of lying, arrogant asses." After reading the article I came to the conclusion that, while the aforementioned statement is true, it isn't the complete story. The problem is much more complex that just the media. It is partly our own fault but much of the blame lies with the political parties and their (mis)use of the media.

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