You’ll Only Listen to What I Tell You and You’ll Like It

Source: slate.com Cartoonist: Stuart Carlson

 The media has complete control over a story, how much air time it should get, if that is any at all. The media decides whether something is newsworthy, even if that story is just a genocide. I understand priorities, I know it all and the problem in Darfur today is out-of-reach for most Americans. But think about it: why is it out of reach? The news networks and mainstream media decided to make it that way. Nobody can deny the power that the media holds when it comes to telling us what to talk about.

 But let’s not give the media all the credit.

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8 Responses to “You’ll Only Listen to What I Tell You and You’ll Like It”


  1. 1 pegasus January 7, 2007 at 6:45 am

    truly said…. a celebrity catching cold is more important that a 1000 persons losing their life

  2. 2 seekingfor January 7, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    The truth is that the failure of the media is intentional. Thats what we get when we alow corporations that are motivated purely by the pursuit of profit to control our public trusts (air waves, tv stations).

  3. 3 pegasus January 7, 2007 at 9:07 pm

    given a choice between state controlled media… which thinks the government is divine and an ineffective private media… I will any day go for the latter.

  4. 4 seekingfor January 8, 2007 at 9:14 am

    I don’t know why it has to be a choice between bad and bad. Can’t we just allow more divisity of voices both public and private.

  5. 5 shelbycockrell January 8, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    Aww so many hidden meanings. The cartoon is funny. It’s a mirror image of the media, entertainment industry and our government. But let’s just enjoy the ironic humor in it!

  6. 6 pegasus January 8, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    we have blogs as a source of news now

  7. 8 Diane January 16, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    Our government is no longer the keeper of the public trust. All areas of our government have been whored out to the highest bidder. Our only hope of reclaiming our republic is through revolution. I wish that the revolution would take the form of honesty, integrity, and individuals willing to confront their fears.

    But, I dream. Our Republic is lost. Our values are now corrupted by the pursuit of profit. Individual Americans too caught up in their lives allowed this to happen and now it is too late to reverse course.

    All we can do is hang on and wait till the ride is over.


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