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The Media Insights of FAIR Compared with those of Leon Trotsky

John on January 5, 2011 at 11:16 am

Here’s Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), from the section of their website called What’s Wrong with the News?

With U.S. media outlets overwhelmingly owned by for-profit conglomerates and supported by corporate advertisers, independent journalism is compromised…

The owners and managers of dominant media outlets generally share the background, worldview and income bracket of political elites.

Here’s Trotsky as recounted in this 1927, pro-communist book:

In America, freedom of the press for the working class amounts to the right to buy for two cents a newspaper produced by bourgeois journalists in the interests of capitalists…

Later in the same chapter, the author describes the work of the Russian Foreign Office this way:

The Foreign Office maintains that its censorship is solely in the interests of “fairness and accuracy” and that it never censors opinion.

All just a coincidence of course.

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