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  •  "For All the Alarms Over the Decline in Newspaper (5+ / 0-)
    competition--of the 1,754 U.S. dailies, 775 now belong to chains--just what constitutes newspaper monopoly has never been legally defined.
    Newsweek, this week, Summer of Love 1967.

    Media have been consolidating since the Beatles were still touring.

    Also remember, broadcast was required to demonstrate programming in the public interest at license renewals about every 3 years. To keep scrutiny off their lucrative entertainment programming, most outlets had a journalistic news staff and kept the advertising department firewalled out of influence of it.

    As we relaxed those rules, and I don't think they ever applied to cable did they, it became reasonable to operate news for profit.

    The free press concept doesn't work, as we can see from having the best press during our one brief period when it was least free.

    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 Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 04:03:00 PM PDT

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