Undernews: August 5, 2013
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THE PROGRESSIVE REVIEW
Is Obama starting to lose it?
@RBReich - Companies will act legally only when risk of detection times amount of fine is larger than profit from illegality.
Infrequently asked questions
If you want to complain about anonymous sources in journalism, is it okay to quote "leading experts" in order to bolster
Why does the media always refer to people defending our civil liberties and the Constitution as "activists" or
"advocates?" Wouldn't "citizens" do just as well?
The truly simple way of presenting Christianity is to do it. -- Soren Kierkegaard
The first rule of media survival is use it; don't let it use you. We must ignore the role the media has prescribed for
us -- audience, consumer, addict -- and treat it much as the trout treats a stream, a medium in which to swim and not to
drown. The trick is to stop the media from happening to you and to treat it literally as a medium -- an environment, a
carrier. Then you can cease being a consumer or a victim and become a hunter and a gatherer, foraging for signs that are
good and messages that are important and data you can use. Then the zapper and the mouse become tools and weapons and
not addictions. Then you turn the TV off not because it is evil but because you have gotten whatever it has to offer and
now must look somewhere else. - Sam Smith
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I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. - Gandhi
Reporters became the first group in human history to dramatically improve their socio-economic status simply by writing
about themselves, self-casting themselves among the very elite from whom they had once been expected to protect their
audience. - Sam Smith