There Is a ‘Paid News’ Epi­demic

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“Try­ing to de­ter­mine what is go­ing on in the world by read­ing news­pa­pers is like try­ing to tell the time by watch­ing the sec­ond hand of a clock.”

words, de­bate, dis­cus­sion and dis­sent are tol­er­ated only as long as they are within these pre­de­fined bound­aries. The au­thors use many ex­am­ples in­clud­ing the Viet­nam War, which the main­stream me­dia started crit­i­cis­ing only af­ter tremen­dous losses were suf­fered by the United States and it be­came in­creas­ingly clear that the war was not theirs to win. Even then, any dis­cus­sion on the mo­ral­ity of the ac­tual act of go­ing to a for­eign, sov­er­eign na­tion

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