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Reader comment on item: Op Eds Now More Central in War than Bullets

Submitted by Burnice McLaurin (United States), Oct 21, 2006 at 17:33

This is a well written article that should not come as a surprise to any follower of world politics. America's two political parties would rather gain power over each other than unite against common enemies. The "pen is mightier than the sword" has never been more true than at any time in history. The "internet and television is mightier than the sword" is probably more accurate.

Our perceptions are being slowly changed by the media. The media I believe will destroy the fiber that has held us together. I believe that the media does not have to be responsibility for what they say or print or show. The decision of some newsroom director can fill our television sets with enough propaganda that it will eventual take on shadows of the truth. Both right and left leaning media are wrong, but most are left leaning. News is made and not reported anymore. It is very interesting that we do not see retractions given the same "space" as we see the damage of front page news. We often forget that these are businesses that stay alive as long as they find support (dollars). You and I keep them alive by our support and we must share the blame. Shame on us!

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