From: Fred Camper (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Aug 06 2009 - 09:40:51 PDT
Quoting Lundgren <email suppressed>:
> Now, that said, you're analysis is missing the most important thing.
Actually, I agree with you in this sense: If people thought for
themselves, and looked for facts, and tried to apply reason, Fox would
be out of business.
Still, that doesn't excuse the slimy manipulations and lies by
apparently reasonably intelligent people, the "reporters" and
executives of Fox.
If a racist incites a mob to a lynching, sure, he couldn't have caused
the murder without the mob, but that doesn't absolve him of his own
responsibility. If the demagogues who had gone after Serrano and other
artists circa 1990 hadn't so badly mis-characterized the art, the NEA
might still be funding individual artists today.
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