Friday, November 16, 2007

More Manipulation

I guess I wasn't wearing enough tin foil last night. I was bothered by the shallow "diamond or pearls" question. Now the student who asked it, Maria Luisa, explains:
“CNN ran out of time and used me to “close” the debate with the pearls/diamonds question. Seconds later this girl comes up to me and says, “you gave our school a bad reputation.’ Well, I had to explain to her that every question from the audience was pre-planned and censored. That’s what the media does. See, the media chose what they wanted, not what the people or audience really wanted. That’s politics; that’s reality. So, if you want to read about real issues important to America–and the whole world, I suggest you pick up a copy of the Economist or the New York Times or some other independent source. If you want me to explain to you how the media works, I am more than happy to do so. But do not judge me or my integrity based on that question.”

That's so true about how the media works. Remember this as the election cycle unfolds: the media is controlling the message.
We deserve better.

1 comment:

cognitorex said...

I thought Clinton's laughing response, "I know I'm sometimes accused of not being able to make a choice," "I want both." showcased the bright wit that insiders say she possesses.
That should be part of the story as well as the "MSM does Narccisism Part 386" bit, as the media makes the election discussions about itself, the media, and not about anything that well, ...matters.