Thursday, June 7, 2007

Journalists and Politicians do the Hussle

"The most consistent and ultimately damaging failure of political journalism in America (is that it) has its roots in the clubby/cocktail personal relationships that inevitably develop between politicians and journalists." -Hunter S. Thompson

-From "Fear and Loathing On the Campaign Trail '72" -
Have you ever noticed how business jocks control media outlets and how journalists write about what business wants the 'masses' (that would be you and me and everybody else who does not define themselves as 'elitist') to know and to omit what they don't want us to know?
Today's San Jose Mercury News has another story slanted to the tech lobby's (TechNet) agenda to replace local, educated professionals with imported, cheap labor, most often with dubious skills and unverifiable degrees
The article is all about insufferable sociopaths or "leaders" who are determined to drive out our best and brightest and is written by an employee who was NOT laid off during the 60 people newsroom clean sweep layoff at the SJ Mercury News last week. Wonder why?
"Leaders"? What kind of a 'leader' pushes to "make headway" to replace their own educated peers to create a third world setting with lowered quality and reduced wages to neighbors in their community? Does "king of the hill' come to mind here?
And what kind of a community allows it?
Hunter Thompson got the scoop. We get news of backroom deals that are paid for by business jocks with with elitist aspirations, too much money and too little conscience to care about our own society.
Look to who is schmoozing who in business and media and ask who in alternative media is reporting truth about the war on the middle class.
Forget about the puppet politicians, we need a new paradigm shift from politics to socialtics to change the national debate and prioritize our interests FDR style.

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