Thursday, September 25, 2008

Today's Word—Deaf, Dumb & Blind

How Do We Know What We Think We Know?

“A democracy survives when its citizens have access to trustworthy and impartial sources of information, when it can discern lies from truth. Take this away and a democracy dies. The fusion of news and entertainment, the rise of a class of celebrity journalists on television who define reporting by their access to the famous and the powerful, the retreat by many readers into the ideological ghettos of the Internet and the ruthless drive by corporations to destroy the traditional news business are leaving us deaf, dumb and blind.”

—Chris Hedges, columnist, pundit and author, 2008
(Click here for full column.)
(Thanks to alert WORDster Javan Kienzle)

1 comment:

  1. Sahila ChangeBringerSeptember 25, 2008 at 5:02 PM

    All of this is very interesting... and this analysis, conclusion and commentary have been around a long time....

    What I want to know is.... what are any of us who feel so strongly about this doing about it???

    What's that rather crude old saying about getting off the pot?

    And if we arent doing/wont do anything about it, then who will?