Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Consortium News sets fundraising goal - "US journalism has let the country down" - Editor, Publisher Robert Parry

The decline in American newspapers is blamed on the Internet and the economy, but another factor is the sad reality that U.S. journalism has let the country down, writes Robert Parry.

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While there, also read:

Some Americans have gotten so tired of right-wing talk radio that they have challenged it directly, like Lynne Gillooly.

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The decline in the American labor movement and other pressures led to a U.S. economy over-reliant on credit, reports TheRealNews.

Spring Fund Goal Set at $40,000.

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