Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Bill Moyers

Here's a couple of paragraphs from Bill Moyers' Sunday address, "A democracy can die of too many lies,"at the National Conference for Media Reform as it appeared in Salon today.

....We're seeing unfold a contemporary example of the age-old ambition of power and ideology to squelch and punish journalists who tell the stories that make princes and priests uncomfortable.

...Who are they? I mean the people obsessed with control, using the government to threaten and intimidate. I mean the people who are hollowing out middle-class security even as they enlist the sons and daughters of the working class in a war to make sure Ahmed Chalabi winds up controlling Iraq's oil. I mean the people who turn faith-based initiatives into a slush fund and who encourage the pious to look heavenward and pray so as not to see the long arm of privilege and power picking their pockets. I mean the people who squelch free speech in an effort to obliterate dissent and consolidate their orthodoxy into the official view of reality from which any deviation becomes unpatriotic heresy.... Link

1 comment:

P-BS-Watcher said...

"Kenneth Tomlinson has his demanding donors. I’ll take the widow’s mite any day." I'll start believing Moyers, as well as take him up on his offer, when he says he would rather have the $500 than the $400 million from Uncle Sam. See Raging Bill