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  •  We Must Understand That Press Are Corporations (5+ / 0-)
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    ZappoDave, annieli, TomP, CherryTheTart, Lujane

    and that it doesn't matter what corporations' products or services are, the economics all work the exact same way.

    They must obtain raw materials at the least possible cost; they must contribute the least possible added value to those raw materials that the market will still want to buy; and they must offer it for sale at the greatest profit the market will bear.

    Nothing about the corporate business model supports the fantasy of our Framers that a free press would equate to a journalistic press.

    The kind of coverage you're seeing is the cheapest possible news to mine, it requires the easiest and cheapest analysis to add the minimal value the market will buy.

    Our major media are doing nothing wrong, they're acting exactly as our system is designed for them to work.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 08:23:19 PM PST

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