Is the news being censored? Is it possible that government and corporate entities have conspired in any way to keep certain stories from getting a lot of mainstream coverage in the major news media markets?
Just offhand I’d say that anyone that doesn’t believe this is at least possible is living in a very sheltered dreamworld. This item posted on slashdot refers to "Project Censored" a site that attempts to give coverage to stories that they believe have not gotten nearl enough attention in mainstream media.
I think that things like this need to be at least looked at and checked out. Even if something sounds outrageous and unlikely or even a bit nuts, we should check out the details of the stories and ask ourselves "what if it’s true?" instead of paying rapt attention to the latest fluff stories about Paris Hilton, Britney Spears or some other famous name doing something outrageous. (That’s basically the Media’s way of distracting people from truely important stories… sort of a large scale version of "Oh look, A chicken!" blurted out in the middle of a conversation.)
Vexorian writes "Is there direct or indirect censorship in the
media towards delicate but important topics? Project censored lists 25
stories that did not seem to get the attention they deserved. Whether
intentionally or not, for the most part the media skipped over these
important topics. From the article: ‘Throughout 2005 and 2006, a large
underground debate raged regarding the future of the Internet. More
recently referred to as network neutrality, the issue has become a tug
of war with cable companies on the one hand and consumers and Internet
service providers on the other. Yet despite important legislative
proposals and Supreme Court decisions throughout 2005, the issue was
almost completely ignored in the headlines until 2006.1 And, except
for occasional coverage on CNBC’s Kudlow & Kramer, mainstream
television remains hands-off to this day’."
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