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Thursday, February 13, 2014

The tough reporting we need from our media

CBS TV program "60 Minutes" did this segment on their program years ago, 2007, shamefully, and it's an important piece:

And the thing is, now, neither CBS nor this program, "60 Minutes" no longer does this kind of honest, hard-hitting reporting on how our government is working and working against the people, against the common man and woman, the working class of our nation. They only do fluff pieces, "infortainment" on puppy dogs and skiers and sportspeople. This, ladies and gentlemen, is why we have the most expensive health care system in the world, and a lot of other systemic, endemic problems in our nation and society. The wealthy and corporations are having their way with us.

And we're letting them.  Lazily letting them--the media and so, our government and the corporations and wealthy--all get away with it and in a lot of ways, most all financial.

Notice, to my knowledge, CBS and this program has never once done a tough piece like this on the big banks like Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and the like, even though they famously brought us all, nationally and internationally, to the edge of a fiscal, financial cliff back in 2008,

I wonder why.

Link:  Under The Influence - CBS News

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