Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi: The Deep Rot That Infects American Journalism, Part 2

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on May 11, 2019

Chris Hedges continues his discussion with reporter, Matt Taibbi, about the deep rot in American journalism.

See also:

Hate Inc. by Matt Taibbi or Hate Inc. by Matt Taibbi

Why the Assange Arrest Should Scare Reporters by Matt Taibbi

The Press Will Learn Nothing From the Russiagate Fiasco by Matt Taibbi

From the archives:

Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi: The Deep Rot That Infects American Journalism, Part 1

Chris Hedges Responds to Rachel Maddow’s Latest Conspiratorial Spasm

Chris Hedges and Aaron Mate: Russiagate–One of the Most Shameful Periods in Modern American Journalism

John Pilger: This Is An Assault On Journalism and Citizenship + Assange’s Arrest Is A Message To Journalists All Over The World

Throw Off the Yoke of Indoctrination!

Matt Taibbi: They are Essentially Controlling the Flow of Information

Chris Hedges and Barrett Brown: The War on Journalism, WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and Others

John Pilger: The Contamination of the Corporation Runs Right Through Our Lives

Manufacturing Consent (1992) + Manufacturing Consent 25 Years Later

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  8. Ah, the realities we are now left to confront after these many years of ipso facto progress.
    It is both edifying and frustrating to know there are people of Taibbi’s and Hedges’ intellectual stature and passions for doing the right thing out “there,” which is coincidentally and symbiotically in ‘here’ in my own head, and I too have come to the same conclusions about the forces that have put us in this apparently untenable crossroads of civilizational history.
    The distinction I would make in my differences with Chris and Matt is they seem on the surface to yet hold out hope that “we can turn this thing around.” By the dedicated act and actions to inform others honestly, truthfully, and repeatedly. Not that they state it outright, but I think we—and they—as humans are compelled, constructed so as to in communicating to take for granted that if we only try, try, try, we shall indeed overcome. When it all comes down, what else do we have? Or believe (faith)?

    Humanity’s reach has exceeded its grasp, The enterprise has gotten far too large and unwieldy however, and it would take a manifold series of fortuitous and sadly, quite fanciful events to drag us back from our death spiral of collective self-induced societal psychoses.
    It’s been nice knowing you. Some of you, that is.

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