In the wake of the New York Times/watch terrorists’ finances “controversy”, two Fox News show hosts have proposed that the government open an Office of Censorship, which would decide if stories had “news value” or if they “hurt our country.”
The hosts then suggested that the government smack all journalists around a bit, knock them to the ground, and pee on them.
This bullshit is so infuriating. The Republicans and their obedient monkey pals in the media are trying to give us 24/7 coverage of events and rhetoric to make us “outraged”. Gays! Flag burning! Cut and run! Brown people! And of course now, “liberal media!” and “terrorists!” in one.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about perception: what we see, what we don’t see, and what we don’t let ourselves see. It actually takes a lot of mental work to not see what’s hovering in front of you at eye-level, but we all do it. There’s a lot of obvious shit out there that we need make sure gets seen.
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