Thursday, October 9, 2008

Correction and Additional Comments



Right before Yom Kippur I was rushing to post a Saturday Night live skit that has been repeatedly yanked from You Tube. In my haste, I posted a video that was very informative about the financial crisis. Unfortunately all of the comments alluded to the video I am now posting. I apoligise for the confusion this caused We are fortunate to live in a time in which private citizens can keep the flame of free speech flickering.

No more must we invest millions to have a voice. People are finding an alternative to a news media that is a thinly disguised mouthpiece for the Obama campaign. Fortunately, the truth is as close as your search engine.

What I like about this skit is the way it lampoons George Bush's failure to answer Nancy Pelosi's self serving accusations. There is so much that can be said about our current difficulties that is not being said by leading Republicans. The assumption that silence is assent is doing more damage than the accusations themselves. Fortunately, the national dialogue that takes place every four years is not just at dining room tables but over blogs and in chat rooms. The three major networks used to be able to create a national frame of reference and sense of reality. If it was not on the news, it did not exist. Today, they are living in the past. They maintain the illusion that their biased news pieces and skewed polls are the only reality.

Meanwhile, outside the palace gates, a revolution is well under way and it's showing in their ratings. people are switching channels, changing stations and making things happen themselves. And there is nothing they can do about it Sphere: Related Content

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