". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Deja Vu

Does anyone--anyone?--remember what our country was going through 10 years ago at this time?

In case you've forgotten, here's a little walk down memory lane.

Do we really want to do this again?

Oh, and here are some thoughts about how the mainstream media covered the whole mess, including this chilling observation about our supposedly free and independent press in this country:

"But in recent decades, we have all been forced into the same news community, and not by choice. Few now live in cities served by more than one daily newspaper, all of which tend to offer the same set of national and international stories. This has happened largely because of the economics of newspapers, the impact of TV news, and the dominance of a network of newspapers that, under the banner of the “Associated Press,” operate as a competition-suppressing cartel. The single set of national stories we now receive are hatched each night in a front-page-coordinating phone call between the New York Times and Washington Post, which is then dutifully copied by other outlets."

HT: Pajamas Media

1 comment:

elephantschild said...

:::shudder:::

And good grief! It's been TEN years already? Seems like just yesterday...

Whatever happened to the blue dress? Is it hanging in the presidential library?