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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Jon Stewart's Criticism About Cable News Correct?

During Jon Stewart's Rally To Restore Sanity yesterday, he was critical of cable news and the "chattering classes". Cable news has become mainly a non-stop push of conventional wisdom by media elites. Conventional wisdom is a belief or set of beliefs that is widely accepted, especially one that may be questionable on close examination.

Recent examples of conventional wisdom:

"If healthcare reform is not passed by a certain date, it will not pass."
Fact: On March 23, 2010 The Affordable Care Act became law.

"Wall Street Reform probably will not pass through the US Senate."
Fact: On July 21, 2010, The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act became law.

Often times it seems whether this "wisdom" is grounded in fact or not is irrelevant to the corporate media.

Here is a video clip of Stewart's commentary on cable news captured by

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