Faded Glory

How the networks trivialize patriotism   The word “patriotism” conjures images of Old Glory, the Liberty Bell, soldiers landing on the beaches at Normandy and the Founding Fathers – at least in the hearts of most Americans. But on the broadcast networks, “patriotism” has become little more than a marketing term. ABC, CBS and NBC give more emphasis to the “patriotic” trappings of holidays – like potato salad and red, white and blue attire – than “patriotic” ideals or the men and women who defend them.Several times each year, Americans are called to celebrate their patriotism. The Culture and Media […]

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