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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 11:37 PM
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32. Makes clear what happened to the Freedom of the Press Thing.
Thank you for posting that most important information. It is a wonder, cosmicdot.

Those who see these names and what they represent and still fail to see how what gets covered and what doesn't makes me want to scream.

Remember Ben Bagdikian warned us in 1983 about the Media Monopoly:



Understanding the Modern Mass Media

When the first edition of The Media Monopoly was published in 1983, critics called Ben Bagdikian's warnings about the chilling effects of corporate ownership and mass advertising on the nation's news "alarmist." Since then, the number of corporations controlling most of America's daily newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, book publishers, and movie companies has dwindled from fifty to ten to five.

"Ben Bagdikian has written the first great media book of the twenty-first century. The New Media Monopoly will provide a roadmap to understanding how we got here and where we need to go to make matters better."
-Robert McChesney, author of Rich Media, Poor Democracy

"No book on the media has proved as influential to our understanding of the dangers of corporate consolidation to democracy and the marketplace of ideas; this new edition builds on those works and surpasses them."
-Eric Alterman, author of What Liberal Media?

SOURCE:

http://www.benbagdikian.com/Docs/comment.htm



These connected people are largely in it to protect their wealth, power and prestige -- including many who sit on non-profit boards. Apart from making a buck off these: They care not for the country, the Constitution or We the People.

If the general public knew, they'd see the media for what they are -- a conspiracy of lying gatekeepers. They also are traitors. May the public and the courts see them for what they are.
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