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  •  People still watch tv 5 hrs a day on (3+ / 0-)

    average. It's the same as before the internet.

    They've just added the new media to their previous habits. And whether paper goes out of fashion or not, everyone who doesn't have a tv or a radio still is running around reacting to the on-line version of those "moribund" sources. Look at what's blogged here at any given moment -- even when there's not a massive event going on -- and you'll see almost every post is ultimately sourced on "traditional" and mass-reach media.

    And not only will they continue to meddle in new media, we've seen in China, Iran, and a lot of other places they pull the plug on it overnight, when it actually threatens the regime.

    Again, the priority and focus must be, if we're to stop losing, on breaking up and/or breaking into the mass-reach narrative-making. Really a matter of the highest urgency. All other issues fail or are long delayed until this one is our focus. We're always, always, fighting on the 1%s chosen battlefields. Don't see how anyone can think differently if they think about it with experience in mind.


    Actual Democrats is the surest, quickest. route to More Democrats

    by Jim P on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 07:18:02 PM PDT

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    •  "First, seize the Presses." Can't remember (4+ / 0-)

      which revolutionary that's attributed to, but the Koch brothers and their ilk realized that after Goldwater's defeat. They've done it, and they didn't have the internet to aid them.


      Actual Democrats is the surest, quickest. route to More Democrats

      by Jim P on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 07:20:32 PM PDT

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      •  They are outright trying to buy (2+ / 0-)
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        Jim P, Calamity Jean

        the Tribune newspapers.  

        The other morning, early, I was listening to my radio -- a talk show -- and they were talking about 'cli-fi' literature.

        In order to get ideas about climate change in front of more influential people, some writers are putting together stories, in the same vein as 'sci-fi' which has been so influential in spreading ideas that have influenced everything from Star Ships to telecommunications to medical tricorders.  

        Look for a  'Cli-Fi' shelf in your bookstore tomorrow!!

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