Greenwald: Press too Friendly with Obama Administration

IMG_0646Glenn Grenwald has another great column in The Guardian illuminating how the press, and mainly MSNBC of late, are way too friendly with the Obama administration and should take a more adversarial role.

This reminds me of Chomsky and Edward Herman’s point in their great book “Manufacturing Consent” that the press relies too heavily on White House “official” information and then swallows it whole because of the source (a longer explanation of this point can be found in Noam Chomsky & Edward Herman’s book  “Manufacturing Consent”). The press needs to investigate stories and reports more thoroughly themselves to find a truth that is not influenced by the American powers that be. But you will certainly never find this at Fox or MSNBC.

Read Here.

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