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  •  "if we don't break the Media Cartel's (3+ / 0-)
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    monopoly on mass-reach media we'll keep losing."

    That was more or less my sig here for a few years. I abandoned it because apparently very few seem to realize that Media Central pretty much decides political outcomes; what can even be spoken about; how issues and people are painted; what is most important. All decided by mass-reach media.

    We can break through a little bit here and there, but there's nothing like the power to reach practically every single person in the nation in a day or two with precisely the same message.

    The pipe-dream that the internet will change things has been pushed for 15 years, near 20, but the reality is, on balance -- we keep losing. I can hear some already saying "well, turn off the tv" and, I guess "tweet more" or whatever. But it doesn't matter. If tomorrow the Media Cartel features the topic "Is wearing plaid a plot by gay communists to destroy America" then tomorrow night 4 front pagers will be ridiculing the idea, somebody will start up a "Plaid Is Cool Group" and there will be diaries about how some of the world's leading anti-communists themselves wore plaid. We see this every day, how the internet is the tail of the Corporate Media dog.

    It's almost criminal negligence that we on the left have not focused on directly dismantling the very thing which is the lynchpin of the 1%'s hold on power: Mass-reach Media's effective monopoly on the public space.

    Today, if you exist... that's already suspicious.

    by Jim P on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 03:58:49 PM PDT

    •  There's your new sig line Jim... (1+ / 0-)
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      You said it:

      The internet is the tail of the Corporate Media dog.

      "All the tales of miracles, with which the Old and New Testament are filled, are fit only for impostors to preach and fools to believe." ~ Thomas Paine

      by PreciousLittle on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 07:42:26 PM PDT

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    •  Front-page enviro stories on political prog blogs! (0+ / 0-)

      Daily, starting now. We need to get our own house in order if we're going to have any moral high ground from which to call foul on the Media Cartel.

      •  We're liberals. We can walk and chew gum. (1+ / 0-)
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        I first started writing about the Media Cartel before there was an internet, btw.

        It's gotten worse every decade.

        Check out the new sig, btw. Thanks.

        The Internet is just the tail of the Corporate Media dog.

        by Jim P on Wed Apr 18, 2012 at 02:48:44 PM PDT

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