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  •  The first time I read the term "Corporate Media" (17+ / 0-)

    was in 2006 when I started reading Daily Kos.  It was an epiphany.  The left is at their best when they're pulling back the curtain to reveal the reality of the wealth empire.

    •  but we've failed to distinguish between 'web' (2+ / 0-)
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      and 'mass-reach' media. The latter being the 1%s exclusive domain; the former mostly echoing the former, and constantly under pressure to be tamed.

      There's a widespread delusion that the internet will replace or unseat the Corporate/Traditional/Mass-Reach Media, and we need do nothing but wait another 20 years or so and we'll triumph.

      We won't.

      It's our failure to directly break up the narrative-making monopoly which is why we win battles, but keep losing the war for humanity and nature. We don't do that break-up, well, it ain't getting any better from here.


      A government is a body of people usually notably ungoverned. -- Firefly

      by Jim P on Sun May 25, 2014 at 08:05:42 PM PDT

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      •  One problem with the web is that right-wing (3+ / 0-)
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        leaning folks can also find their sources on sites that agree with their pre-existing point of view.

        Where's the dialogue?

        •  we invade them? (0+ / 0-)

          There is no such thing as False hope- there is only Hope.

          by daeros on Sun May 25, 2014 at 11:05:15 PM PDT

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        •  There's the flaw in 'internet will change all' (1+ / 0-)
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          as opposed to mass-reach media. We volunteer to go where we go on the web; with mass-reach everyone gets the identical impression. And what is put out by them then becomes the basis for discussion in all the little 'internet villages' which don't have any cross-talk.

          The internet just delivers confirmation bias. That's why it is indispensable to have a situation where everyone can get a chance to affect the national narrative-making.


          A government is a body of people usually notably ungoverned. -- Firefly

          by Jim P on Mon May 26, 2014 at 10:37:09 AM PDT

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