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Foreclosure on the Fourth Estate

  • A new work by Kimberly Krautter that examines how public communications have effected public policy from Benjamin Frankin and the pamphleteer press to the yellow journalism of Pulitzer and Hearst and thru to the age of Talk Radio and The Internet. It further takes aim at the impact of 20th century marketing and public relations as information agents and brokers. This work is in progress.

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November 05, 2008


Robert Malin

Joe Cool makes it to the White House and his first new politix move is to put a crony & right of center Dem as the gate keeper to who get's the prez's ear. Hmmm, not too hopeful. Ya think Emmanuel will want to let the progressive's in? Obama has been trying to tell us that he is conservative all along, but is he smart enough to see the new paint economy peeling off the wall even before it can dry? That's because they never scraped off the undercoat which is rotting.If he actually takes the bait that the economic low road we are on can be fixed then he will get the blame & the Republicans can run on their incredible shrinking government trickle down trick again. After all, 4 years of corporate welfare on steroids isn't a bad thing for the elite now, is it?

Ken Krautter

Wonderful writing. I invite all the people, The Body Politic, to consider the following mutual pledge on Our Republic Walk to be our first step together toward our task at hand:

"When in the Time of Republic Teamwork, United Sovereign People hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Children are concieved in Liberty by Love of the Creator and of each other and deceived into Debt by Fear of Sovereign Government and of each other until We the People, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor to assume among the Powers of the Earth the separate and equal E Pluribus Unum Station in Novus Ordo Seclorum Republic Teamwork Principles of the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God that ordain and establish The Republican Form of Government where all Sovereign Citizens are united by Communication & Cooperation & Coordination in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common Defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty and Peace on Earth to ourselves and our Posterity on Our Republic Walk together with the Creator to protect all children forevermore in Our Republic Walk MARKET Economy of Mind"

You are so right! We are all in the same boat and the time has come for We the People, The Body Politic, to row together.

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Stuart O'Neill

Well said. I also noticed the subdued tone and especially his facial posture at the end of the speech and on-stage celebration.

I felt as if the weight of the office, combined very likely with enormous physical fatigue, had finally come to rest on his shoulders.

There are 3300 positions that an administration must fill. That effort generally takes a year to complete. There are, however, immediate staffing needs that have to be done to effectively interact with the transition team already in place. I don't envy slamming together that terribly important team in short order.

I wish I could be one of the 3300 but reality dictates otherwise. Truthfully I think being a member 'bee' of the transition team might be more interesting.

Good insights again, Kimberly.

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