Thursday, October 20, 2011

Jason Linkins on OWS as Media Meme-Altering Movement

If Jason Linkins is correct in his analysis of the media here (and I think he is), then the mainstream media in the U.S. might well be called sociopathic: 

One day, we're going to look back on the late spring/early summer [of 2011] as a time of widespread journalistic failure. At the time, the Beltway Deficit Feedback Loop was running at maximum speed and the obsession was deeply entrenched. The absurd notion that a political party could attempt to leverage demands by threatening to send the United States into default and set off a cataclysm within the interconnected global economy therefore got covered as just another interesting point of view, rather than pure sociopathy.

Because those who aid and abet sociopaths are likely to be sociopaths themselves . . . .

The graphic is from Media Reform Information Center.

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