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  •  The mainstream media outlets (3+ / 0-)
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    Gordon20024, Subterranean, elwior

    are as liberal as the corporations that own them.

    You'd have to be looking at them from the standpoint of "Anything that isn't Fox News is liberal".

    The Chicago Tribune is hardly what I'd call a liberal newspaper. Arguably the Sun Times was, but it's long gone.

    If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

    by Major Kong on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 07:11:54 PM PDT

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    •  mainstream media (0+ / 0-)

      Surely you don't want government ownership of the media?  History has shown that this is a TERRIBLE idea.  Don't corporations have to own large media outlets. even in this day of the internet?  How else do you get the capital to accumulate viewers?  A co-op media company?  

      And yes, you right about non Fox news channels.  None are extremist, but if they were, there would no ratings.

      If you want to get depressed, look at the huge cable news ratings for Fox and Bill O'Reilly.  

      The Koch brothers may just be doing what Murdoch did-it seems to me that leaning right has made him a lot of money.

      •  Never said I did (4+ / 0-)
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        ukit, OleHippieChick, Subterranean, elwior

        I just said that most media is owned by large corporations, which tend to be conservative.

        Some of this is fallout from the telecommunications act of 1996 which greatly increased the number of media outlets one entity can own in a given market.

        That's whey ClearChannel probably owns at least six radio stations in your market and why every city in the country now has essentially the exact same radio stations.

        To put it in perspective, I'm old enough to remember when there was still liberal talk radio - back in the 1980s.

        If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

        by Major Kong on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 07:28:00 PM PDT

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