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I Hate the Media

Doug Casey on the Fourth Estate
Interviewed by Louis James, Editor, International Speculator
From LewRockwell.com


L: Hola Doug. What's on your mind this week?

Doug: The color yellow. As in "yellow journalism" – which seems almost the only kind we have these days. Of course, to be fair, inflammatory, shamelessly dishonest "man bites dog" journalism has always been the dominant kind, simply because it sells papers. But we'll see more than the usual amount in the next couple of months, simply because elections lend themselves to it; politics seems to stimulate the reptilian part of the brain, the most primitive part. Both politics and the reptilian brain relate well to the yellow press.

Anyway, like many people, I watched snippets of the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Maybe, since I'm engaging in punditry, I should have watched the whole damn thing. But I simply couldn't force myself to watch even all the parts that were broadcast, because it was just too boring and degrading. I can't imagine how the people who were there for the whole four days were able to remain awake for the whole thing. Perhaps this is proof that zombies really do exist. What kind of people could take such a charade seriously? It was all canned speeches and scripted events that were basically dishonest. Politics has always been dishonest, of course, but at least it used to be unscripted and mildly entertaining…

Continued... http://lewrockwell.com/casey/casey134.html

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all 40 years of no TV has done for us--

(1988vote) is to turn us into freaks--

no MSM means we simply do not speak the language of our 'fellow Americans'--

I hate the media, too, and I do NOT support it in any way--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Simple free-market solution

Simple free-market solution for the problem:

Withdraw consent, do not subscribe, starve them of oxygen & lifeblood & let the media shrivel & die.

Immoral funding of Military Industrial Complex by Federal Reserve and US taxation system must stop!!!! End illegal/unconstitutional wars! Preserve US currency!

Sorry you missed RNC speeches, Doug. I'll fill you in.

After telling heartwarming story of immigrant forebears, "Let me tell you, Mr. President, 'He built it!'"
Response: Cheers, whistles, and applause.

"We need to restore the American Dream."
Response: Cheers, whistles, and applause.

Dissent from the floor re overt RNC cheating: loud shouts of "Nay," "Point of Order," and other objections.
Response, in unison, to drown out above: "USA!... USA!... USA!... "

I think that was about it.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Ron Paul's slogan: Restore America Now

Mitt Romney's slogan: Restore the American Dream

The Romney campaign is a gigantic fraud. No supporters actually exist, it's all a hoax . . .

Yes, I agree re Romney's campaign. But the point I was trying

to make, actually, was that while, yes, posters, banners, names of rallies or campaigns, etc. do need some pithy slogans that will sum up an idea for the purpose of limited space, I can guarantee that speech after speech by Ron Paul/his supporters at THE NATIONAL CONVENTION being televised to THE NATION... would NOT have been reduced to sappy stories and a repetition (ad nauseum) of a couple cliches, but would have been INFORMATIVE as to the actual ISSUES PLAGUING THIS NATION and with something SUBSTANTIVE laid out as to their SOLUTION. Those speeches were so canned and repetitive as to be pathetic. Heard one, you heard them all.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir