The Open Dimension

Commentary on social issues; politics; religion and spirituality

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I am a semi-retired psychotherapist/psychiatric social worker and certified hypnotherapist. Originally a practicing attorney, I changed careers during the 1980's. My interests include history, constitutional law, Hindustani classical music, yoga, meditation and spirituality.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Another Media Punk-Out

Representative John Conyers committee just came out with a published report detailing twenty-six constitutional violations and legal abuses by the Bush administration. (Constitution in Crisis)
Have you seen anything about it on the networks or on cable news? I haven't. A major crisis we're facing in this country is the irresponsibilty of the media, occasioned by their "corporate entanglements." Americans, in effect, have lost their main source of objective information and critical commentary. Whatever Bush and his cohorts do is made to seem "feasible" by
the media- as though it were just "politics as usual." It's as though a raging fire were blazing and people just sat around discussing the relative merits of heat vs. cold instead of dousing the flames with water. Regarding the Conyers' report some of the progressive websites have petitions to the media going around addressing their silence regarding the report. Or you can send your own emails to organizations like CNN, MSNBC, etc.
We need to start making a lot of noise about the media's irresponsibility- about this issue and in general.