Creative Writing: George Carlin's Rule

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In the age of instance access to news, most people would argue we are more connected than ever to world events, however many people would be surprised how arcuate the information we receive through traditional news media is. I think George Carlin sums up this up when he said “…My mind doesn’t work that way, I got this real moron thing I do, it’s called thinking and I’m not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions… I have certain rules I live by. My first rule, I don’t believe anything the government tells me… and I don’t take very seriously the media or the press in this country” what Mr. Carlin is referring to is what Chomsky calls manufactured consent, the deliberate manipulation of the news to suit the needs of the powerful
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