EIN News: How Can Ryan Get Away With Such Blatant Lies? Easy. The Media Such as NBC News Lets Him

Aug 30, 2012, 12:05 ET from EIN News

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We are about to head into the closing weeks of a pivotal national election facing stark choices that could determine the nation's future for decades to come. Yet the sense you get from TV coverage is that their real goal is to beat opposition networks in the ratings game.

From newspapers you get mostly spoon-fed, lightly moderated talking points from writers and editors either too timid to call lies, "lies," or too shallow to process the importance of the content they're covering.

This morning the top story on NBCNEWS.COM is "Ryan revs up GOP crowd with conservative call to action." Instead it could be "Ryan revs up GOP crowd with lies."

Most Americans get their news from just a few corporate media outlets. And when you test what people think they "know" about the news you see how miserably the media are informing the public.

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