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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-05 01:38 PM
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35. There are more differences than that
The media was more independent, less fragmented, less infotainment-oriented, less corporatized, and along the lines of what you said, people could focus on three networks competing with each other for only a half hour a night.

Plus, the best reason is it is different: We are much more jaded, with lower expectations now, as a result of how Watergate poisoned the well. It infected us, then we got rid of the pathogen, but the host built up an immunity which was strengthened by Iran-Contra and the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine.
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