>From: "E. Shaun Russell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: Immigrants (was Re: Mass Media ...)
>Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 12:23:07 -0700
>Randy Smith wrote:
>>I am sad to say that you and many of your list-mates here really don't
>>think and analyze on your own, but just follow a program. You think as you
>>are told, in large part.
>And who, exactly, is telling "us" what to think?
Politicians, political party spin doctors, newspaper editors & reporters, TV
anchors & reporters, public relations hacks, press release hacks,
television/Hollywood script writers, etc. They tell you whatever those who
pay them want to tell you. Who pays them? Big Money Donors pay politicians
and political spin doctors and press release hacks. Big Money Donors are
your basic rich folks, also corporate lobbies, etc. The editors and
reporters are paid by advertisers, who are medium, large and mega large
There are no "instructions," per se. But unwritten rules hang heavy over
the heads of those who write and pronounce the words that "tell us what to
think." I know, I myself have written for mass consumption, for TV news.
I won't proceed further with any replies to your post--the work you may do
is too important to me...to dare antagonize you!
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