One who intends to leave others better off for his having existed.

12/20/09

On Journalism Ethics II

If media companies know how much capital political candidates raise, could profit be enhanced by targeting news coverage to influence campaign advertising money flows?


 


The beauty of the democratic systems of thought control, as contrasted with their clumsy totalitarian counterparts, is that they operate by subtly establishing on a voluntary basis, aided by the force of nationalism and media control by substantial interests.


 


...presuppositions that set the limits of debate


rather than by imposing beliefs with a bludgeon.


 


Then let the debate rage.


 


the more lively and vigorous it is, the better the propaganda system is served…


 


 Those who do not accept the fundamental principles of state propaganda  are simply excluded from the debate, (or if noticed, dismissed as "emotional," "irresponsible," etc…)


 


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