"... political reporters love to write about politics as if they are merely disinterested observers of political events and the public's perceptions of them, when in fact they play a very key role in shaping those events and perceptions."
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Greg Sargent
columnist for the Los Angeles Times
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The press is operating with an agenda...they are not merely reporting.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    ok, but the quote does not address that the medium of reporting as a whole, is nothing more than a closely controlled 4th branch of government, complete with a propagandizing agenda.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    And if there is no news to report, they will make some up.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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