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Pushing the Media Envelope

Conan O’Brien (perhaps unintentionally) exposes the vacuous echo chamber that is the mainstream media:



  1. Bard wrote:

    Not too surprising, it’s tough to go out and report on the news. Much easier to just take the pre-existing script and run with it.

    Friday, November 4, 2011 at 7:55 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    Except for who (large corporations, government) is writing the script. The whole point of news is to be independent. Otherwise it is at best entertainment, and at worst propaganda.

    Friday, November 4, 2011 at 9:39 am | Permalink
  3. Patricia wrote:

    I think we’ve “pushed the envelope” on propaganda, here!

    Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 12:27 am | Permalink
  4. David Chess wrote:

    That’s bizarre; were those all Fox affiliates or something? (The only one I really recognized was Fox.)

    Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Permalink
  5. Dan wrote:

    Sounds about right, no worse then changing the radio station because a song comes on you don’t like and hearing the exact same thing on four other stations. Guess that’s what happens when only a few companies own everything.

    Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Permalink