Posted by zeugma on June 17, 2006, at 18:34:43
In reply to Re: the rat wiretap trap, posted by Declan on June 17, 2006, at 18:18:08
The role of the media should be to educate people, to enrich rather than impoverish their minds.>
President Bush said he wanted to bomb al Jazeera at one point.
An Indonesian leader said the Bush administration needed to work on the "hearts and mind" part of the "Global War on Terror" (I use the language the House of Representatives has adopted to characterize the subheading Iraq falls under) rather than just the "search and destroy" aspect.
One does not win hearts and minds by acts of Congress; perhaps by supporting Somali warlords? I doubt it.
i buy two newspapers daily, the NY Times and the Washington Post. As it happens, President Bush and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales are trying to shut both down due to leaks.
Did you say the media's job was to educate?