Sunday, March 23, 2008

Forbidden Populism

A Diarist at Daily Kos who goes by the handle ToqueDeville posted today on why populism (especially economic populism) is anathema to the powers that be. Money graf:

We can attribute the sensationalization of Reverend Wright, or the propping up of Hillary's faltering chances as keeping the race alive for ratings. Maybe that's all it is. But the systemic pattern of occluding our candidates messages every time the message involves corporate power, or anything that even resembles populism, is not about ratings. General Electric didn't buy a TV network to provide a platform for the common folk to redress their grievances. GE and Time Warner are direct beneficiaries of the very corruption in Washington CNN and NBC don't want to talk about.

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