FAIR Blog � Blog Archive � If Americans Are Uninformed, Corporate Media Have Made Them So.

Klein had a follow-up post (1/25/10) in which he said that Americans, i.e. Time‘s main customers, are not actually stupider than the next nationality,  but were instead the victims of public schools, the reform of which has been blocked by  “teachers’ unions and other educational reactionaries.” Nevertheless, he continued to blame “lazy” citizens who “don’t pay any attention to the news” or who “get their information from sources that feed their prejudices.” Ironically, the progressive blogs that he’s presumably including in that category are much more likely to tell their readers what’s actually going on with the stimulus–and include a link pointing to evidence–than the “objective” corporate media outlets that Klein wishes people paid more attention to.