I used to trust the media
To tell me the truth, tell us the truth
But now I've seen the payoffs
Everywhere I look
Who do you trust when everyone's a crook?
- Queensrÿche, "Revolution Calling"
Long-time readers of this blog will recognize that if its mission is first to smash authoritarianism, a close second is to expose the biased, corrupt, and incompetent media.
While the bad guy media still have a frighteningly disproportionate influence on public opinion and public policy, at least Americans know they're being lied to. Gallup: confidence in newspapers, TV news remains a rarity.