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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-11 11:44 AM
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24. I agree that relaxation of rules did damage by empowering a conglomerated media.
It was a trade-off with a Republican controlled Congress for expanding the Internet in to schools and rural areas around the nation.

I believe our and the rest of the world's greatest mid-long term hope for increased democracy and empowerment of the people relies on the First Amendment magnifying mass two way communication of the Internet, I believe the Clinton-Gore Administration felt the same way.

One way, top down communication whether print or television is becoming a thing of the past, but like any wounded animal, that's when it can become most dangerous.

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  -Why I'm giving up on corporate American news channels and watching BBC! forty6  Mar-17-11 04:35 PM   #0 
  - Um, 'cause your cable provider doesn't provide Al Jazeera?  Scuba   Mar-17-11 04:38 PM   #1 
  - I don't get AJE as a separate channel  hifiguy   Mar-17-11 05:09 PM   #9 
     - Or in other words....  Scuba   Mar-17-11 05:13 PM   #11 
  - You want to know how bad American TV news is and how people in other countries see it?  Spider Jerusalem   Mar-17-11 04:40 PM   #2 
  - GREAT POINT!!!!!!!!!!!! ""I thought they were taking the piss"  forty6   Mar-17-11 04:45 PM   #4 
  - But but but.. their "news readers" are not as CUTE as ours are  SoCalDem   Mar-17-11 06:08 PM   #18 
  - You want to know how "off" your wife's remark was?  whathehell   Mar-17-11 04:48 PM   #6 
     - Well, no, she said that after I showed her clips of actual American TV news.  Spider Jerusalem   Mar-17-11 04:53 PM   #8 
  - A very wise decision but I'm sure BBC isn't perfect either. None of  virgogal   Mar-17-11 04:43 PM   #3 
  - I'm not looking for perfect, but I AM looking for facts without the sounds  forty6   Mar-17-11 04:47 PM   #5 
  - i was watching aljazeera english today. an interview with ralph nader  ejpoeta   Mar-17-11 04:49 PM   #7 
  - I'm listening to a rebroadcast of it now on KPFA  deutsey   Mar-18-11 08:53 AM   #21 
     - that's the thing i noticed most. the host asked a question and then  ejpoeta   Mar-18-11 11:03 AM   #22 
  - BBC was threatened with loss of funding  iamtechus   Mar-17-11 05:09 PM   #10 
  - NPR, and PBS lose funding THIS YEAR......the BBC had criticism  forty6   Mar-17-11 05:49 PM   #14 
  - I have been watching and reading only foreign news for years now.  ElsewheresDaughter   Mar-17-11 05:26 PM   #12 
  - You are probably much better informed and a better citizen as a result!  forty6   Mar-17-11 06:03 PM   #16 
  - I used to be a news-hound lapping it up every day, flipping the remote  Uncle Joe   Mar-17-11 05:30 PM   #13 
  - Every word worth repeating........very well stated  forty6   Mar-17-11 06:36 PM   #19 
  - I think you hit the nail on the head. Precisely.  emcguffie   Mar-18-11 11:18 AM   #23 
     - I agree that relaxation of rules did damage by empowering a conglomerated media.  Uncle Joe   Mar-18-11 11:44 AM   #24 
  - Al Jazeera, BBC, Twitter and DU  lukasahero   Mar-17-11 05:53 PM   #15 
  - I traveled to England in 2006 and 2007  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-17-11 06:08 PM   #17 
  - The UK has MANY tabloids.......some better than others...all want to..  forty6   Mar-17-11 07:01 PM   #20 
  - I listen to the BBC every night.  lfairban   Mar-18-11 01:30 PM   #25 

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