Saturday, March 27, 2010

Television, the drug of the nation

The last two weeks have seen some of the worst reporting of the Catholic Church that I can remember. Journalists - or do they blame their subs and editors? - have written extraordinary rubbish about a document easily obtainable in English translation on the internet, columnists have hyperventilated irrationally about an institution they hate for reasons they no longer remember and people who would have been rightly outraged by the notorious Willie Horton political broadcasts in the 80s raise no objection to accusations being treated as proven facts. So much for basic liberal principles like the presumption of innocence.

Sometimes it's worth getting the mass-media in perspective.

Here are the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy with the classic, Television the drug of the Nation.

Television, the drug of the Nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation
T.V., is it the reflector or the director?
Does it imitate us
or do we imitate it?


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