Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Propaganda is Propaganda

I missed this piece by Mitch Albom, a sports writer for The Detroit Free Press. Of course, I never read the sports section or watch sports of any kind; and I wouldn't have found it if my mom hadn't pointed it out in an e-mail.

Let's get a few facts straight. Sinclair is a big company. It gives lots of money to politicians, almost exclusively Republicans. It ordered its stations not to run the "Nightline" program that listed the names of the dead American soldiers in Iraq. One of its top executives also doubles as a conservative commentator. It has a sad record of using its public broadcasting license -- yes, Americans, not conglomerates, still own the airwaves -- to regularly promote Republican causes.
Make sure to read the rest. It's well written and truly "fair and balanced."

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