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The News Media on Snowden

Tom Tomorrow
© Tom Tomorrow

Yes, I will admit it. Even I have been somewhat guilty of spending an inordinate amount of time talking about whistleblower Edward Snowden himself, rather than the repercussions of the things he has leaked to the media. Is there no hope for any of us? Is corporate media that adept at controlling the conversation and changing the subject? Or are we as Americans just too willing to stick our heads in the sand when we hear something we don’t like or don’t understand?


One Comment

  1. Dan wrote:

    We *know* that in the face of unpleasant evidence we, humans, like to distract ourselves by trying to explain away the messenger. Are we so undisciplined that we go through this process even when the facts are incontrovertible? Are we so superficial that this makes us somehow feel better? The lesser angels of our nature.

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 6:42 am | Permalink