Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Footnote to the preceding, Everything You Need to Know in One Word

In this case, everything you need to know about what's wrong with our major news media. Quoting from the previous post:
White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan confirmed that this was not a kill-only mission....
Um, what? He confirmed it? Not "said" or "stated" or "agreed" or "repeated," but "confirmed?" So even in the face of contrary information, contrary sources, whatever the "official" source says is to be taken as true? The default position is that the "official" position is the true and correct one and the more "official" it is the truer and more correct it is?

With news media so deferential to power, no wonder Americans continue to be so woefully uninformed.

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