May 12, 2008

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Bill Moyers, host of PBS' Bill Moyers Journal, is one of the few remaining REAL journalists left in American media. We've covered many of his PBS segments and it was a great pleasure to cover his appearance with Keith Olbermann on Monday's Countdown.

Moyers and Olbermann touch on the corporate media, their biases and the way they are shaping, and in many cases, damaging our country and its politics by ignoring critical issues and grinding information into sound bytes and bumper sticker-type messages:

Olbermann: "...Clearly the tendency is towards truncating everything, condensing everything into that eventual black hole of information where nothing escapes. How does it apply as you look ahead towards this general election campaign? How does it apply to each of the candidates, in turn?"

Moyers: "I think it means for all of them that they won't really get to the deep, profound structural problems that we face as a country. We're not going to have a discourse in this campaign over the fact that the great American wealth machine is benefiting only those at the top. We're not going to get to the fact that 10% of the people own 60% of the wealth and 70% of the people have no net worth. We're not going to get to the issues of how do we rebuild the infrastructure, the sewer, the water, the highways, all that. We're just going to be constantly in this battle of bumper stickers."

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