Real News head Paul Jay shares his personal vision (10/12/08) of how it takes crises like the the current financial state to jar corporate media into allowing us to “hear… words like capitalism and socialism in the mainstream grammar”:
There’s, like, all this–I always thought of Katrina as this moment in Twilight Zone. There’s a guy who walks down the street flipping a coin, and by mistake, when he goes to buy a newspaper, he flips the coin into the box, and it stands right up on end. And now, all of a sudden, he can actually hear everyone’s thoughts, and he hears what people are really thinking rather than what they say. And these Katrina moments, maybe this is one of these moments where the fabric of the mythology starts to tear.
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