Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
The problem with the media is that they are both media in the narrow sense (that through which our information propagates) and participants in discourse - and thus subject to these failure modes (particularly 1)). This allows them a near-monopoly on the framing of the discourse - we can only talk about what we know.

Your criticism of Mark Ames is entirely valid (though it slid right by me when I read the article). I think we all (perhaps inevitably) fall into that very same trap from time to time. It's good that you remind us of that.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Thu Sep 28th, 2006 at 05:47:05 AM EST

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