We’ve all heard, ad nausea, of the military-industrial complex. But how many of us know about the political version?
“…today, government, politicians, and big corporations might as well be one and the same. Their self-interests are inextricably intertwined. Members of Congress serving on pivotal committees solicit contributions—legal payoffs—from the very special interests they’re supposed to oversee…Congress ends up protecting and defending those it should be watchdogging.
“Likewise, federal agencies view the companies and industries they’re supposed to regulate as ‘clients’ and ‘stakeholders.’ These agencies are largely bought and paid for. They act as partners working in tandem for a common purpose…Big corporations write and approve press releases that the government issues. As allies they hold closed meetings and make decisions about matters of public interest without the public’s input. And because they make the rules: it’s all legal.”
Via a good, easy to read 2014 book about the Obama Administration: “Stonewalled,” by former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson.
She also contends journalism is dying, especially the investigative kind, and acted mainly as cheerleaders for Obama. Which led to their insane attacks on President Trump. Next time you hear Bronco say he had a scandal-free presidency think of this book. Well worth your time and money.