Why Some Truth Slips Through

20/05/11 0 COMMENTS

It has long been and remains possible to find a good deal of candid, one might think dangerously revealing information and commentary in the United States’ richly conservative political system and corporate media. This might seem to be an anomaly or paradox for those radical critics who, like myself, have determined that that system and media are all about authoritarian social control and the “manufacture of [mass] consent” (Walter Lippmann) to existing dominant domestic and imperial hierarchies and doctrines. I’ll explain at the end of this essay why there’s nothing contradictory or inconsistent (for radical criticism) in the truth that slips through. First, however, I want to give a few semi-random examples of the slippage in question…. Read further

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