According to this story:
This is the first time I have ever used one of these, but I believe it is warranted:
:eek: :eek: :eek:
Over the years I have bitched and moaned and criticized the media for its slant, bias and the little, pertinent facts that it conveniently leaves out of stories, but it still shocks me that a news organization would argue in a public courtroom, sincerely, and with a straight face, that they should be allowed to lie.
I’m naive. I’ll admit it. I’m one of those idealistic fools who think that the media has a sacred trust to inform, educate and elucidate the public; that the media is the “watchdog” which keeps the government and corporate world in line by keeping us informed about what they are up to.
I’ve become more cynical over the years, watching the media twist the news to make the story more exciting, or outrageous. I’ve been irritated and angered when pre-packaged press releases by corporations have been presented as news. I’ve been irked by the lack of in-depth analysis, and by the unquestioning approach to government actions.
But this is ri-god-damned-diculous!