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Freedom of the press isn't freedom to make the news up.

Er - that's exactly what it is. Or has been for a while now.

I suppose there are still some people who believe the 4th Estate exists to hold power accountable.

The reality is that political parties, newspapers, think-tanks, and serious economists are all part of a single unified marketing effort which works to distract most of the population from its lack of access to democratic power, and persuades them (us) to think and act against their own interests.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon Jan 21st, 2013 at 07:29:55 AM EST

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