Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Takeaway

"Rebuilding a basis on which Americans can form a shared belief about what is going on is a precondition of democracy," media study from Columbia Journalism Review by Yochai Benkler, Robert Faris, Hal Roberts, and Ethan Zuckerman
Did you read the article in yesterday's post? Here is the link in case you missed it: CJR

This is my takeaway from it - that a democracy cannot survive without a shared belief about what is going on. 

Ponder this: who would want to destroy that shared belief?

1 comment:

GoldiBear said...

I have been pondering it. It's a good question. I keep coming up with one simple generalization - everybody who wants to benefit from a lie, or the distortion of the truth. Those that want to pass off "Fool's Gold" for real Gold - and get paid plenty for it. The public deserves far better. All the hard working people in this country deserve to be treated fairly, with honesty and respect - not lied to and stolen from.