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The New Media versus #Oldmedia battle on Obamacare

An interesting article from the New York Times on how alternative media, which is becoming increasingly less alternative, is changing the game in Washington DC. The narrative, long crafted by an #oldmedia with a generally statist agenda is being outflanked in many ways. Syria, drones, to some extent the recent Obamacare debates, have been defined in large part by the new media.

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Ever get the feeling that the government and the media are one and the same? Well, they are. This simple graph shows to what extent.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. These are just the big names. All of the news outlets are full of people at nearly every level who have spent time in government, then gone into the media, then back into government, then back into media, etc. This is why many folks in the news game (and for most of them it is a game) really do think of themselves as “The Fourth Estate.” They consider themselves part of the “government.”

The infographic below sheds a little light on the connection. But trust me, its far worse than this.

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