Jorodryn wrote: Also, I am paranoid and I think if they start silencing one, they will soon come after me as well.
FreakyBoy wrote:Strictly speaking, Murr? The airwaves over which our broadcast stations transmit is public space, not private. They rent the right to use the airwaves from us, but they don't own it.
CCC wrote:I don't know how bad a grip corporate interests have on the American news media... but if it's more than a slight toehold on one or two papers or news programs, then it's a problem.
Kea wrote:If your democracy is healthy enough that NPR and PBS can be seen as reasonably trustworthy and free of political strong-arming, you're in pretty good shape.
Quick question. How many Democratic candidates are being paid by NPR as contributers? How many Republican contendors for the presidential nomination are paid contributers to Fox. Compare. Contrast.Jorodryn wrote:NPR is a bigger propaganda machine than Fox News.
The very liberal and very anti-business Financial Times wrote:One of Mr Murdoch’s paid contributors, Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, who is thought to be toying with a 2012 declaration, last month advised Christine O’Donnell, the Republican Senate candidate in Delaware, to “speak through Fox News” if she wanted to reach independent, as well as Republican voters. Ms Palin made her comments during an interview on Fox News.
The other potential 2012 candidates on Fox’s payroll include Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor, who has his own folksy television show every weekend; Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House of Representatives; Rick Santorum, a former senator from Pennsylvania; and John Bolton, who was George W. Bush’s ambassador to the UN.
angrysunbird wrote:I agree that access to media is not a free speech issue
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