Posted by Adalbi on August 16, 2013 at 04:59:37:
In Reply to: Re: Torey Malatia resigns posted by Sun-Times reader on July 26, 2013 at 13:41:25:
So Democracy Now and Smiley and West advocate for isesus or people? They argue in favor of certain points of view, certain groups of people, etc.? Hmm. Maybe, sometimes. But then, so does The New York Times. So does NBC News or ABC News or CNN or MSNBC, time and Newsweek, et al. NPR too.They all advocate. They all have a point of view. The easiest way to see that is by looking at what and who they leave out almost without fail and what who they include almost without fail. In the case of the mainstream media, it's the viewpoints of poor people, of Palestinian people, minority people (unless they're rich celebrities, of course), leftists, political dissidents, union organizers and others which are generally kept off the newsprint and out of the TV studio by the gatekeepers.Maybe that's the real reason why the gatekeepers at those four NPR stations wanted to drop Smiley & West. Maybe these stations just don't welcome the viewpoints of some of the people whose voices have been heard on the show. Viewpoints that tell the people's stories you won't hear on NPR much, if at all, and might contradict what we've long been told is going on. I think this is why S&W won't be heard (and why Democracy Now may never have been heard) by many NPR listeners in Chicago, in Boston, in St. Louis and in Minneapolis anymore.
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