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Media Hype

I’m not sure if this is ironic, or if everything else coming from the Mainstream Media is what is truly ironic. John Harris, in Politico — masters of media hype — has published a story about … media hype.

What makes the situation even more ironic is that it feeds the problem where the media itself is the news. How common has the phrase “It is reported that…” become? It is much easier to report what someone else in the media has said, rather than to spend the time to find out if it is really true.

And Glenn Greenwald, over at Salon, is either pointing out the irony of Harris’ article, or adding to the irony by further making the news machine the news.