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January 13, 2013   28 notes

This is fascinating. Part of the reason I started this blog was to track the disconnect between progressives’ perspective and pop culture’s perspective on Third World issues. This video from 2006 captures it starkly.

Watch progressive icon Amy Goodman (Democracy Now) make a champion effort on MSNBC’s Hardball trying to get the voice of the peace movement heard on the topic of the Israeli/Palestine conflict. Notice how unsettled host Chris Matthews and the audience are by her arguments and tone. Notice how much more of a smoother fit the other dude she’s arguing next to is. And notice how often Matthews attempts to shut Goodman down, or reshape what she is saying, especially when she asserts - with proof! - that Phil Donahue was fired from MSNBC for his anti-war stance.

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