...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



They want that oil:

...this is the line, editorial line and thing that a lot of media are saying, “Well they cracked down on journalists in Venezuela or they shut down media.” But the truth is more media outlets have been opened in the past ten years than probably in almost any other country in the world. You’ve got hundreds of community media outlets and new newspapers everywhere but the difference is it’s not corporate media. But who sets the standard to say that corporate media defines freedom of expression or freedom of the press?
There’s a retired general, who is a crazy right wing opposition extremist, armed to the teeth. And he had instructed the young protesters on how to kill motorcyclists by setting up cables and barbed wire in the streets like running across an avenue. They beheaded four people this way killing them.
This was General Angel Vivas.
Eva Golinger iv. with Rania Khalek/Dispatches from the Underground
CNN fellates Angel Vivas using the mouth of Karl Penhaul.
25 years ago CNN made its bones covering the so-called First Gulf War.
It had come up under the executive leadership of Ted Turner, and built a reputation for journalistic integrity and accuracy.
It was sold, but the brand stayed the same.
It was sold to the devil pretty much.

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