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Flawed American News Media

It is so disappointing today to finally witness national media (CBS Morning News) coverage of DAPL water protectors only to hear the report interpret the situation as a violent protest. Very little attention given to the the brutal and violent actions of law enforcement. This was followed up by the local evening version on Channel 2 KUTV, in which a one-sided version is presented. They featured a retired University of Utah professor who emphasized that transporting oil by pipeline is less dangerous than say rail. They show a derailed train with an oil tanker ablaze. If you don’t think the media is owned by big corporations, then you are out of touch with reality. Most sources indicate that the American media is owned stock and barrel by six major corporate bodies. So much for the First Amendment – it is of no value, if the news that is reported is skewed and inaccurate, benefitting big corporations and the wealthy class.

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