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Daily Kos: An Orgy of Greed And Corruption From Sea To Shining Sea

It’s not as if I’ve completely given up on TV watching altogether.  I do like to watch some HBO shows, documentaries, and when it comes to news, I’m finding that Moyers Company, Democracy Now!, and a little bit of Al Jazeera, and (less and less of) NPR/PBS keep me informed about important issues.

But having pointed that out doesn’t negate the fact that I do consider the overall effect of passive consumption of the hideous U.S. corporate media conglomerate programming to be extremely harmful.  The propagandist effects are truly mind-blowing.

On September 23rd I wrote a diary about this subject: “On The Media: Watching TV in The U.S.”  In it I basically marvel at how utterly absurd the whole TV-watching experience is.  I called it “stranger than fiction.”

Well, today I was at the gym on the treadmill again, and as I glanced at the screens once in a while, the

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