Chuck Todd and David Gregory, two overpaid clowns representing the awful mediocrity of corporate television. Exchanging inanities on a similarly useless program, Meet the Press.
Editor’s Note: The Western left, and the American left in particular, have been scandalously myopic and inadequate in organizing against the corporate media. The goal from the start should have been to neutralize the effects of the corporate media, since without that the great battles to win over the American majorities would be impossible. This of course required the patient building of a parallel and powerful structure entirely controlled by progressive organizations. What passes for leadership on the American left thought otherwise. Without heeding the obvious truth that you should not seek battle unarmed, it has wasted its time in scores of campaigns whose triumph ultimately depended on the grudging sympathy of the corporate media. Those who blackballed the notion of building our own media should have realized that media power is today inherent in the dialectics of class struggle. Without media power any type of mass organizing becomes ten, a hundred times more difficult, and later, any kind of popular action—be it a strike or huge demonstrations— can be disfigured and slandered by the corporate propagandists at their pleasure, to the point of almost complete criminalization. Friendly media power is in effect a key aid in the birthing of radical movements and a protector of their development. More so in the age of expertly manipulated societies. Continue reading »
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