The Blogging of the President's Ian Welsh: "There is no solution to the US's problems that does not include a radical break up of the media conglomerates which now dominate print, broadcast and cable news. There is no solution which does not involve reinstating the fairness doctrine. And there is no solution which does not involve drumming out of journalistic life those who continually lie to the public either by omission or comission.
"No country can be healthy, sane, or democratic, when the fourth estate is corrupt or a tool of the State and powerful interests. It is the corruption of the US media that leaves me with the least hope for the US, because while the truth won't set you free, without the truth no freedom is possible."
What Ian said.