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Submitted by mark karlin on Sat, 04/17/2010 - 4:40pm

BUZZFLASH EDITOR'S BLOG BY MARK KARLIN

A Corporate Media Owned by Wealthy Interests is Going to Disseminate Propaganda Aimed at Perpetuating Wealth for the Wealthy.

Why is this so hard to understand? If the airwaves were truly public, we would see diversity in news and the return of hundreds of billions of dollars in broadcast profits to the public treasury.

But in the spirit of corporate welfare, private corporations have been given or sold for nominal amounts the right to further enrich the wealthy and global businesses using airwaves that belong to the American citizens. That's not free enterprise; that's socialism for the super rich and stockholders at the expense of the working stiff.

And what do we get from this socialized corporate bonanza?

We get entertainment and news that is just filler in between segments of advertising that make the owners of Big Media very wealthy indeed. In fact, at a time when we most need a broadcast media with a sense of civic responsibility to sort out public policy issues, we get celebrity entertainment.
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