The Anchoress » Blog Archive » Election 2008: American Glasnost

The Anchoress hits the nail on the head. The MSM (i can’t say press, because I’m part of the press) have gleefully accepted the mantle of Brainwashers in Chief.

The Anchoress » Blog Archive » Election 2008: American Glasnost
As we have seen vividly over the past ten days, the press has invested too much emotionalism into the political process – they either looooooove someone or they haaaaate someone, and they do all they can to sway the rest of us in our feelings. And clearly – if the past 15 years are any indicator, they succeed wildly. And for that, perhaps, I blame us. We’re a nation too-ready to be told what to think or do by anyone who appears on a television screen or in a magazine. We’re like sheep, and we’ve been badly herded, but perhaps that is changing.

I wish I knew a way to fight the authoritarian tendencies that dominate my beloved profession. But voices like mine, whether on dead trees or in cyberspace, are seldom allowed to be heard above the din that plays from the new Big Brother’s loudspeakers.

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