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1912 Prediction of the decline of the news media

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

“There are good and bad newspapers…Those who play for their own little selfish ends give no true light to the world and perish of their own futility”
Abdu’l-Bahá
, New York, 1912

Abdul Baha in North America
Abdu’l-Bahá in America

The irrelevant news media

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

For years now, I’ve been racking my brain as to why the media seems to have no interest in even attempting to explain what is really going on in the music industry rather than spread PR driven hype from major corporations…
This quote really says it all:

“That’s what’s wrong with newspapers.  Writing articles so neutral as to be uninformative.  What’s that cliche?  If tomorrow Dick Cheney said the earth was flat, even the “New York Times” would write: “Roundness of the Earth in question.”   – Bob Lefsetz

I have two essential things to say of my own regarding this problem in our society that you will ‘get’ in terms of their source depending on who you are: “independent investigation of truth”, and “Don’t believe the hype”