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Face it folks, Wisconsin proves that corporations have been doing a great job of conning the American voter into voting their way. They do so by using sock puppet organizations that buy almost infinite amounts of mainstream media airtime to run their brainwashing propaganda ads. Since the electeds of both parties have castrated the FCC's rules and regs to the point where it doesn't have a Fairness Doctrine and allows a few major corporate players to own most of the broadcast outlets in the USA, and the Supreme Court has ruled that corporate money is “free” speech, we have to use people power to return fairness to our political system.
Having come to the realization that the mainstream media, in running deceitful, corporate funded political advertising and selectively reporting news stories, is literally robbing us of any semblance of fairness and honesty in the electoral process, we must take matters into our own hands. When you are confronted with lies, censorship, and half truths from a source of information, you are left with no alternative but to stop using that source of information.
I invite you to join me in getting the truth out by locking their lies into that box of deception that we keep in our living rooms. I want each one of you to get on the phone and call your friends, family and business associates. Tell everyone who will listen about the phony corporate funded political ads and distorted reporting that passes for journalism that routinely happens on a mainstream media which promulgates lies to help corporatists thwart the American democratic process. Tell them that those corporate ads are doing their thinking for them and are almost reaching into the voting booth and pulling the handle for them. Tell everyone that you know that the only way that we are going to get a fair election this year is for them to rely on social media and alternative broadcast media for election 2012 information and for them to
TURN OFF, TUNE OUT AND IGNORE THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA!
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They say that a nation gets the government that it deserves. If that's the case, our nation that seems to consist of apathetic voters who drown their thought processes in “reality” shows and other idiotic mainstream media offerings is definitely getting what it deserves, corporate owned government! Many people base their voting decisions on the quickie soundbites and surreptitiously corporate backed political ads they see on the evening news programs. They believe that nonsense because it is repeatedly drummed into their thick skulls by a mainstream media that is an integral cog in America’s corporate/government complex.
In the “good old days” when fairness and diverse sources of information were protected by government regulations, basing your vote on information gleaned from TV newscasts wasn't that much of a danger to our democracy. However, these days it's almost guarantees that our choice of any given political candidate or vote on any given issue will be corporate America’s choice. The electeds of BOTH parties created this situation years ago when the Fairness Doctrine was decimated by the Reagan administration and the Clinton administration's Telecommunications Act Of 1996 watered down The Communications Act Of 1934, letting a few mega-corporations own most of the broadcast outlets in the USA. Translation, this is a self-perpetuating mess created by BOTH parties!
The only way that we are going to escape this chicken/egg situation is to get every American to use the internet as a primary source of information about every candidate and every issue. Those of us who routinely use the internet as a primary source of information about our world should educate everyone who uses the mainstream media as their sole source of information. If we can teach our friends and family to use internet tools like Google to crosscheck each and every bit of corporate propaganda that is palmed off as “news” by the mainstream media, we're well on our way to getting our country back!