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April 10, 2003

Right-winger Rupert Murdoch's Empire Gets Bigger? I think that headline pretty much says it all.

If I didn't know better, I'd think the media was in trouble of becoming a homogenized, corporate-sponsored shill for Big Business interests.

Oh, wait. What am I saying? I don't know better.

Read Norah Vincent in the LATimes today. She says, "When the Dunce Patrol Is Removed, What's Left Is Encouraging"

The intellectual left seems to be undergoing a long-awaited if quiet renaissance, the catalyst for which was 9/11. Yet this rebirth has gone largely unnoticed, mostly because the lunatic fringe of the movement, prone as it is to public tantrums and outbursts of appalling hyperbole, has commandeered the spotlight and become the default voice of the left.
(It's a follow-up on an earlier column which I assume you read, as all intelligent people should have.)

Also, if there's anyone here who hasn't been reading Back To Iraq, you should be ashamed.

It's a pity the USofA and the UK can't turn their attention to situations worse than the one in Iraq, with the intention of doing something to bring peace. 4.7 million people are dead. How many bodies does it take to awaken our consciences when the injustices aren't taking place on top of an oil field?

Posted by AnneZook at 09:57 AM