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Pick any show you wish. Moyers is always great!

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Life on the Plantation By Bill Moyers

Friday 12 January 2007

Address to the National Conference for Media, Memphis, Tennessee - as prepared for delivery.

By avoiding contentious factionalism, you have created a strong movement. I will confess to you that I was skeptical when Bob McChesney and John Nichols first raised the issue of media consolidation a few years ago. I was sympathetic but skeptical. The challenge of actually doing something about this issue - beyond simply bemoaning its impact on democracy - was daunting. How could we hope to come up with an effective response to an inexorable force?

It seemed inexorable because over the previous two decades a series of mega-media mergers had swept the country, each deal even bigger than the last. The lobby representing the broadcast, cable, and newspaper industry is extremely powerful, with an iron grip on lawmakers and regulators alike. Both parties bowed to their will when the Republican Congress passed and President Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act of 1996. That monstrous assault on democracy, with malignant consequences for journalism, was nothing but a welfare giveaway to the largest, richest and most powerful media conglomerates in the world - Goliaths whose handful of owners controlled, commodified and monetized everyone, and everything, in sight.


Long, but Moyers is always on point.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/011807B.shtml

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Another conglomerate story, dori:

Media Conglomerate Mulls Bids

Jan 21, 2007

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Tribune Media, the conglomerate that owns the Los Angeles Times along with other major newspapers, TV stations and even the Chicago Cubs, announced it is considering offers for its sale. The economic wisdom of conglomeration has come under fire in recent years, but Tribune’s troubles have raised concerns over the future of the newspaper industry in general.

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Meanwhile, Carlyle Group is said to be interested in Tribune’s 24 TV stations

Isn't that heartwarming...

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dori wrote:
Meanwhile, Carlyle Group is said to be interested in Tribune’s 24 TV stations

Isn't that heartwarming...


If so, they could call it something like - The Propaganda Network, The Nanny Network, Your Censored World ... etc.

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How about "Military Industrial Complex Media"?

But then, that is what it all is now.

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