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I would take issue with the statement that the vast majority of Americans are willingly swallowing any rhetorical garbage spewed out by the mass media. If anything, Americans have become LESS trustful of the media after 9/11. The media has shown little compassion with the news and many Americans such as myself are getting a little sick of the newsmedia using 9/11 human interest stories to boost sales and ratings. I will admit that the majority of Americans are unaware how badly this current administration is Highjacking the constitution, but it's not because the media is reporting it. I hadn't heard anything about the protest from the AAPS until I came to this board, and I read the news paper everyday, cover to cover. I see this more as a problem with the media, not the public. Do not underestimate the US citizens, we won't go quietly in to the night.