The preceding blog entry addressed the impact on a functioning democracy of "what we know that ain't so." "Snopes and 'What We Know That Ain't So,'" August 2, 2012.
Today's [Aug. 4] deals with the role of the media and FCC in perpetuating misinformation.
Did you know Ronald Reagan was a Hawkeye?
Do you know what station in Iowa runs 23-1/2 hours a day of right-wing conservative talk?
Do you know why the FCC used to take away the license of a station like that, and why it's no problem today?
What the Supreme Court said about the Fairness Doctrine?
Take a look at "Media as Misinformation."