Friday, July 02, 2004

Moore's Public Service

PAUL KRUGMAN Op-Ed Columnist of the New York Times makes a very interesting and relevant point in his column today when he points to the small space mainstream media outlets in the US are giving to one of their most important duties that of being a public service channel for Democracy and the citizens who turn to them to get information and a qualified opinion.

News Media should always be a watchdog for the use and abuse of power. In this sense I respect Michael Moore much more than Krugman seems to do when he says :

"And for all its flaws, 'Fahrenheit 9/11' performs an essential service. It would be a better movie if it didn't promote a few unproven conspiracy theories, but those theories aren't the reason why millions of people who aren't die-hard Bush-haters are flocking to see it. These people see the film to learn true stories they should have heard elsewhere, but didn't. Mr. Moore may not be considered respectable, but his film is a hit because the respectable media haven't been doing their job."


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