If you are a citizen in a democracy you need to have correct information about important issues so you can make decisions and know who to hold accountable for things they do. But you wouldn’t know anything if you follow America’s corporate news media. For example, you certainly wouldn’t know that the deficit is currently falling at the fastest rate since the end of WWII. (Only 6% of the public knows that the deficit is falling, not rising.)
Watch as NBC News (March 1 broadcast) blames “both sides” and “Congress” for the sequester cuts that could bring in a new recession:
“Congress” has left town – not that Republicans adjourned without doing allowing votes.
“No serious attempt all week long” to stop this.
“President didn’t rise above political rhetoric.”
“Both sides maintained the blame game.”