Friday, May 07, 2010

American Phenomenon

Pluto's astrological symbolYou've no doubt figured out my bias by now. I've hardly kept it a secret. In this regard, I take my cue from the late Edward R. Murrow, the Moses of broadcast news. Ed Murrow told his generation of journalists bias is okay as long as you don't try to hide it. So here, one more time, is mine: plutocracy and democracy don't mix. Plutocracy, the rule of the rich, political power controlled by the wealthy. Plutocracy is not an American word but it's become an American phenomenon.

-- Broadcaster Bill Moyers signing off for the final time on his weekly PBS series, Bill Moyers Journal, 30 April 2010

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