Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Perspective . . .

THE MEDIA IS A GREAT BEAST, for sure. Perhaps a monster, that casts forth false images? Or is that just some of the time? We had the Vietnam war on TV, nowadays, that kind of Cronkite/Murrow professionalism has mutated into FOX, Winchell's inquiring journalism into the hysterical slander of Rush Limbaugh et al.

Back in 1966, Frank Zappa pondered about the effect of TV news. One of the original raps, with Frank guitar. Oh how I miss that dude. Disturbingly prescient lyrics — 'watch 'em throwin' rocks and stuff'. Blow your harmonica, son.

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