Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Money, media, and power

There's a fascinating story unfolding in Mexico at the moment.

Mexican's go to exercise their democratic franchise in a couple of weeks. The supposed front runner, the PRI's Enrique Nieto, turns out to be the guy who has paid off the media to get the most favorable news coverage.

This would never be a scandal in America.


The Citizen's United case basically makes it legal to buy unlimited positive spin.

Even when you're buying it in the no-spin zone.

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