Is It News, Or Is It CNN?

A half century ago, Marshall McLuhan noted:

The bias of each medium of communication is far more distorting than the deliberate lie. The form and tone of some press styles may make the very concept of truth irrelevant. The most urgent and reliable facts presented in this way are a travesty of any reality.


And that was during the (surprisingly brief) era in which a mass media feigned objectivity–and might have even believed it themselves. McLuhan’s observation is even more true these days, as Roger L. Simon writes.

Update: Rick Moran may have caught CNN in yet another fabrication.


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