Friday, May 25, 2012

Left Side of the Aisle #58 - Part 4

Everything You Need to Know: about corporate influence on the media

Everything You Need to Know is our occasional feature where you can learn a great deal about something in no more than a few sentences. In this case, it's everything you need to know about corporate influence on the media in just three sentences.

1. On Sunday, May 20, the Boston "Globe" carried a front-page article about the efforts of Partners HealthCare Inc. to lobby against a proposal for closer oversight of the prices and operations of hospitals and associated physicians groups, that is, outfits like Partners HealthCare.

2. In the fourth paragraph of the story, still on the front page, the "Globe" said this: "The Harvard-affiliated Partners has led the lobbying charge among hospitals deeply worried that the House legislation and other bills could harm their ability to provide high-quality care and cost jobs."

3. Which means that the Boston "Globe" has just presented as unquestioned fact the corporate propaganda that their real interest, what they're really worried about, is "high-quality care and jobs" instead of their bottom line.

And that is everything you need to know.


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