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mdbl

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4. That's what you get when you allow a bunch of lying mouthpieces on radio and tv to spew garbage
Mon May 23, 2022, 06:22 AM
May 2022

all day to the unsuspecting public. Newspapers, Television and radio used to be held to a higher standard of information dissemination. This set up a false sense of trust that the general public gave to charlatans and snake oil salesman garbaging up the public airwaves starting in the 80's and continuing to this day. By the time the public was informed they were being propagandized against their own interests, it was too late. Laws were passed that entrenched these a-holes giving them a legitimacy they don't deserve. I knew we were in trouble when in the early 70's my late grandmother put a National Enquirer in her basket at the grocery store. When I asked her why she read that crap she replied "they wouldn't print it if it weren't true." It's been downhill ever since.

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