Chris Hedges offers an absolutely unapologetic review the press and those who speak on our behalf in Washington D.C.: TruthDig: The Hedonists of Power [Link].
Washington has become Versailles. We are ruled, entertained and informed by courtiers. The popular media are courtiers. The Democrats, like the Republicans, are courtiers. Our pundits and experts are courtiers. We are captivated by the hollow stagecraft of political theater as we are ruthlessly stripped of power. It is smoke and mirrors, tricks and con games. We are being had.