Blog for Iowa: Senator Grassley, Iowans and the Mainstream Media
Excerpted from this post at Blog for Iowa
"...as long as the mainstream news media fails to cover the influence of powerful interests, there will be a need in society for citizens to participate in its events..." Attending a Senator Chuck Grassley town hall meeting is a gift for people interested in what is going on in Iowa. Grassley refers to his town hall meetings as "representative government." There are two sides, the people and the elected official representing the government. He said, "We gotta have these sessions for representative government to work." After attending his Williamsburg, Iowa town hall on January 12, I can report that the 125 people in attendance (by the Senator's count) are getting a lot of their information from the mainstream media. Rather than informing the citizenry, the mainstream media is distracting people from what is more important to them. That's what is going on in Iowa.