1(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) What is very popular in the mainstream media these days is using the false dichotomy to misdirect the reader or listener away from other possibly more viable alternatives by failing to acknowledge that they even exist. A relative simple and straight forward example of this phenomenon could be seen on the March 30, 2011 Patt Morrison show on KPCC where the topic had to do with whether half-day or full day kindergarten was better for young students, who came most likely from lower socio-economic families where standard English (or Spanish for that matter) was not the language spoken in the home. Throughout the 20 minutes or so devoted to this segment Patt Morrison carefully steered the conversation between the supposedly exclusive positives and negatives of either option without ever addressing whether some other factors might also be at play.(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) It has not been an easy job to destroy an independent media in this country and along with it any vestige of freedom of the press as supposedly guaranteed by the 1st Amendment. I think it is only fair that in the spirit of American Idol we go through the top individual L.A. candidates, who have done the most to destroy a free press this year, and award our 1st Annual Joseph Goebbels Award, given in loving memory of Germany's Propaganda Minister, who came to power in 1933 and was able to eliminate the intellectual traditions of one of the most civilized countries in the world in record time - sound familiar? Prescient?
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MAINSTREAM MEDIA DISTORTS REALITY TO JUSTIFY THE FAILURE OF LAUSD AND UTLA HAS GONE ALONG FOR THE RIDE (Los Principales de Media distorsiona la realidad para justificar el incumplimiento del LAUSD y UTLA HA IDO adelante para el paseo)
WILL LAUSD'S JOHN DEASY AWARD THE FIRST ANNUAL JOSEPH GOEBBELS MEDIA MANIPULATION AWARD?(SE LAUSD PREMIO JOHN DEASY EL PRIMER PREMIO ANUAL Joseph Goebbels manipulación del News?)