The Media Is In Bed with the Government (Literally)Submitted by amberwaves on Fri, 06/08/2012 - 13:23
If you've ever wondered why the "lamestream media" tends to read like the American version of house organ Pravda, it might be because the media is sleeping with the government.
Wall Street Journal reporter Gina Chon and National Security Council member ambassadorial nominee Brett McGurk have had an, ahem, intimate relationship, all without revealing anything to the reading and voting public while both were stationed in Iraq.
This is according to emails leaked today on Flickr. The Washington Free Beacon's Adam Kredo writes "The emails raise questions about the administration official’s fitness for the ambassadorship and whether he may have traded access to sensitive information for sexual favors."
Now, from the point of view of the public, it's hard to understand how you could objectively report on policies formulated or implemented by someone you're seeing after hours. From the point of view of the ruling class, it's none of the hoi-polloi's business what they do either in or out of the office.
If you're keeping score, the WSJ is owned by Rupert Murdoch, also owner of Fox News, always so fair to the good doctor.
Anyway, that's part of the reason why they (MSM) read like they do, and we read like we do. For the record, nobody at the Daily Paul is or has sent intimate emails to any ambassadorial nominees (nor non-ambassadorial nominees, for that matter!).