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Submitted by David W. Lincoln (Canada), Aug 7, 2005 at 22:34

Excellent points by Mr. Pipes. When it comes to such things as editing, it is very easy to deny media access to white supremacist groups, which is entirely justiable, but because we are dealing with one of the factors contributing towards the instability of the greater Middle East; perhaps we are expecting too much of MSM newsrooms.

It goes toward what Bernard Goldberg identified in his books, "Bias" and "Arrogance". Because the NY Times is still the newspaper of record for Blue Counties America, if it isn't reasonable to the old gray lady, then it must be unreasonable. Which explains to a great deal the gulf between those counties which went Democratic in the last two Presidential elections, and those counties which backed George W. Bush.

Thank goodness we have alternatives to MSM, so that we can get more than what they think we want.

One more thing: as large as the communications industry is, there are matters which affect life that are outside its realm. For as horrible as it sounds to them, there is more to life than the telling of tales, or news.

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