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Pigs Are Flying

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/19/business/media/2011-pulitzer-prize-winners-announced.html

I looked out my window this morning and saw a pig fly by.

First FOX News fires Glenn Beck, then Bill O'Reilly comes out in defense of Obama. Now, for the first time since Murdoch took it over, the Wall Street Journal has won a Pulitzer Prize. What's next? FOX will finally be allowed to broadcast in Canada?
Seriously, I'd like to know what's up with Murdoch. Has the man developed a conscience and ethics in his old age? Or has he finally become old enough that someone else is making his decisions for him? (He is 80 years old, after all.)
No matter what the reason, I think it's signaling the close of an era in this country; the end of "hate TV" and pseudo "news". I also sincerely hope it signals something else; the growth of a citizenry with a collective conscience and a group brain. Hey, I can hope for it, can't I?

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Reta Cosby 2 years, 12 months ago

So, swine flew. Get a shot and a life.

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Reta Cosby 2 years, 12 months ago

So, swine flew. Get a shot and a life.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 12 months ago

Were any of those pigs wearing lipstick?

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jhawkinsf 2 years, 12 months ago

For every rant against right wing media (FOX), there is an equally valid rant against left wing media (MSMBC). For every O'Reilly, there's a Rachel Maddow. Neither is news. Both are entertainment disguised as news/commentary. Speaking for myself, both can be very funny.

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grammaddy 2 years, 12 months ago

It's a little frosty in Hades too.

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