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The Tally Ho

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Media Matters

As many of you may have already seen, David Brock’s Media Matters has taken an offensive against right wing political commentator Rush Limbaugh. The advertisement includes testimony by Donald Rumsfeld, including calling the torture of prisoners "un-American." It then quotes Rush Limbaugh basically saying that it was just "an emotional release" and that it was just some initiation no different than the Skull & Bones. Here is the link to the ad. These are things that need to be funded. This is a direct challenge to the pundocracy that has overtaken real journalism. There are 2500 less journalists in the US than 10 years ago. If Americans are going to treat pundicrats as journalism instead of entertainment, then correcting and exposing their bs is a must. Media consolidation has played a role in the expanded presence of Rush Limbaugh, and a counter weight is necessary. But Media Matters will also deal with the cable news programming.

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