Saturday, February 06, 2010

Adventures in corporate media propaganda

If Bernanke was rejected, and the market reacted the way it has, we'd never hear the end of how the markets were voting with their shares against the commie bastards who rejected Bernanke. That was the threat before the vote, and it worked to get the spineless whores of the Senate to vote for Bernanke.

Instead, Bernanke secures 70 Senate votes (!) and, as Dean Baker noted, the stock market tanks.

And corporate media says....nothing. It's a void. No discussion. Nada.

This is how propaganda works. It is what is reported and argued, and what is not reported and argued.

2 Comments:

At 4:11 PM, Anonymous paulr said...

I listened to the comments of John McCain on NPR last week, & I am still stunned about the brilliant (?) mixing of metaphors. McCain said Bernanke was at the helm of the of the ship when it hit the iceberg, and that it was Bernanke's policies that caused the meltdown (of the ship after hitting the iceberg?). Personally, I am still searching for a life raft before it melts into the economic ooze.

 
At 10:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mitch,

Bingo to this, and to your comments re Obama and health reform.

You're smoking!

R.

 

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