Thursday, December 01, 2005

Fred Barnes: The MSM Still Has the Power

Fred Barnes has a good analysis pointing out that while conservatives have created a strong alternative media via talk radio and the Internet, the mainstream media still has enormous power to set the agenda, while conservative media usually reacts to same.

He points out some recent -- and disturbing -- samples of the MSM's news fakery which prevails as conventional wisdom, such as the idea Rep. Murtha had suddenly changed his position on the Iraq War. He also mentions the MSM's ability to create "characters" such as Cindy Sheehan "out of whole cloth." A worthwhile read.


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