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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 01:35 PM

14. 90% of all media owned by 6 corporations! This is what you get. What happened to equal

time? Right now, BP has a lock on all media stories coming out of the Gulf of Mexico. Their lies get through, but the victim's stories do not! America has past what Pravda used to do for the Soviet Union. Our media represents what Money wants it to represent. The Repugs always claim the opposite of reality such as the "Clear Skies" legislation to allow corporations to pollute more. Here we have the "liberal media bias!" They have had the media in their pocket for some time now. Reporters know what they can write about and what they can't, and if they do, they can kiss their advancement or their job goodbye. We need to bust up these big media conglomerates and divide news from entertainment. Fox news won an appeal from a libel/slander suit in Florida on the basis that it is ok to lie b/c it is entertainment. It is ok to lie! We need to take back our media from the clutches of these conglomerates who, like General Electric, have many business interests that they further through their own network. Is it right to have a network owned by a corporation who stands to make trillions through the military and the wars we undertake? Do we trust GE not to slant things towards war when the war will make them so much money? That is way too big of a conflict of interest! No wonder we have been at war longer than ever before. Why does one party want to approve a military budget that provides for much more money than the Pentagon even asks for, while cutting programs for the sick, poor, and Veterans?

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