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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Friday, September 28, 2012

I am a bit curious

I really do want to know... Do you think the media is biased?  I don't think there's a question that various quasi-media blogs lean heavily liberal or conservative. But I am not asking about them. I am asking about the so-called "mainstream" media.

Let's ignore cable news organizations and foreign news services. Some of these are, some aren't. Let's stick to major city newspapers, national TV networks, and news magazines. New York Times, L.A. Times, and Washington Post, Wall Street Journal for newspapers. ABC, NBC, CBS for national TV networks. And Time, US News and World Report, Business Week, and Newsweek.

How would you rate these?

Now, assuming you rate these on one side or the other, how do you rate what they choose to report? That is, do you think they tend to suppress news not favorable to their point of view and play up news that is favorable?

And do you allow them to influence your opinion?

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