Sunday, May 15, 2005

[politics][media] Go, Bill! Go!

Bill Moyers, that is... Speaking before some 2500 people attending the closing plenary of The National Conference for Media Reform in St. Louis, MO, Moyers said:
"The more compelling our journalism, the angrier became the radical right of the Republican Party," he said. "That’s because the one thing they loathe more than liberals is the truth. And the quickest way to be damned by them as liberal is to tell the truth."
Ain't that the truth... Media today is afraid to "speak truth to power". They've forgotten the origins of the term "Fourth Estate", or they're more interested in being part of the offical power structure, or they're more interested in market control and cost-cutting than reporting and truth-telling. MP3 audio of Moyers' full speech here. Streaming video of the conference can be found here.

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