Watching the Bears/Packers game on Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox.
A promo for the "new" American Idol comes up.
The voiceover guys says "Critics are cheering the new show!"
The critic in question?
A writer for the Rupert Murdoch-owned NY Post.
That's the new corporatized America where the evaluators are on the same payroll as the people they're evaluating.
Kinda like when the Washington Post - which owns a test prep company - says without mentioning that they own a test prep company that what public education needs is more test prep and high stakes testing.
Or when a computer monopolist says what public education needs is more computers in the classroom for educational purposes - computers that will only run software made by his company.
What a racket.
And they arrested 130 mafia guys this week for "racketeering"?
Pleaaaasssssssseeeeeee - Murdoch, Gates and the Washington Post's Donald Graham ought to be carted out on RICO charges too.