Juan Cole lays down the smack

Posted by Mitchell - April 26, 2005 (entry 299)

Noted blogger Juan Cole has just written a blogging masterpiece -- a response to a post of Matthew Haughey's saying that he won't read our blogs.

Juan surgically dissects Matthew's remarks, all the while giving us a nice capsule lesson in the political economy of the media in the United States today.

I have one small quibble with Juan's remarks: I would disagree with granting use of the term "mainstream" in mainstream media. He's right in his allusion of the media as "corporate" (maybe use "necrotic" instead?), but I don't think they should be as deemed "mainstream", because, as Amy Goodman correctly points out, they don't reflect the mainstream of America today.

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