Tuesday, October 19, 2004

File under things that make you go hmm...

The reaction in Crawford after the local newspaper endorsed George Bush is rather surprising. Newspaper endorsements are still considered a big deal as evidenced by the candidates jockeying for them. You can read responses to the newspaper's endorsement over here.

What troubles me here is thenotion we will only subscribe to a media that prints what we want to hear and believe; in other words, solidifying our existing beliefs, without the possibility of listening to other perspectives. We complain of a biased media -- how can it be anything but biased when newspapers are threatened with loss of revenue or worse, bodily harm?

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