Quiz: Who said the following?

“Friends, the press and the government are in bed together in an embrace so intimate and wrong they could spoon on a twin mattress and still have room for Ted Koppel.

“Journalists used to question the reasons for war, and expose abuse of power. Now, like toothless babies they suckle on the sugary teat of misinformation, and poop it into the diaper we call ‘The Six o’Clock News.’

“Demand more of your government. Demand more of your press. Vote out your so-called representatives. Reject your corporate masters. Buy nothing. Hug your children. Love the one your with.”

Bill Moyers? Amy Goodman? Bob McChesney?

Try Kent Brockman, in his first webcast commentary:

(episode also mentioned by Rick Kaempfer in his blog Media Notebook)

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3 Comments on “Quiz: Who said the following?”

  1. Rob Dubinski Says:


    Kent Brockman is a gentleman and a scholar.

    Thanks for posting this.


    p.s. Check out my blog for related big media news – http://robdubinski.wordpress.com/

  2. rblivingston Says:

    Satire is a poor catalyst of true progressive change. While we may laugh or wink at the clever cartoon that appears to bite that hand that feeds it– it really does nothing of the sort. Serious questions about the news become trivialized and we become jaded.
    Rather than fight for change, or turn the tube off– we shrug and conclude that the status quo is permanent.

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