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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Legacy media bores us with faked photos

A friend offers me this link to what he thinks must be a faked photo. It looks that way to me too because one gets no sense that the person being hauled away has suffered a traumatic injury. At first, I was a little surprised that NPR ran with it.

But legacy media are desperate. Their aging audience is prepared to believe anything that confirms their certainties.

While we are here, I had been meaning to run with this for some time: If you want to know what real persecution is like, look at this article about the Falun Gong.

ALSO: There are real horrors happening in Gaza. Look at this one (Warning: disturbing)

My friend, Mustafa Akyol also points me to Jeremy Ben-Ami's statement here.

And if you want to know what I think of legacy media, go here.

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