Skip to main content

View Diary: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (454 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Media reform is critical (none)
    Bernie Sanders:

    If you are concerned about the environment, if you are concerned about women's rights, health care, foreign policy, Iraq, the economy, if you are concerned about any of those issues, you must be concerned about the media. And what people like Bob and John Nichols and others have been saying for years, which I fully agree with, is we have got to make corporate control over the media a political issue in the same way that health care and education and Iraq is a political issue. And that means that when somebody runs for office and comes before you and they talk about the issues, you raise your hand and say, what are you going to do about corporate control over the media? And after the candidate recovers after his fall on the ground, he or she will start responding, but we have got to make it a political issue, because it is as important or more important than any other issue that we talk about.

    Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change. - Tennyson

    by bumblebums on Fri Jan 27, 2006 at 08:00:34 AM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  I repeat. (none)
      Media follows the conventional wisdom and it is the Republican side which determines the conventional wisdom. How are you going to reform media when you've nothing to say anyway?
      •  The perception that the Democrats (none)
        have nothing to say is a figment of spin, respun by the corporate media, imo.

        Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change. - Tennyson

        by bumblebums on Fri Jan 27, 2006 at 08:13:47 AM PST

        [ Parent ]

        •  No. (none)
          They have nothing to say. I don't even watch TV wankfest and I know Democrats have nothing to say. They, as a party, don't stand for anything and are all about saving their own individual asses. Case in point, Alito confirmation. Republicans knew what they stood for and knew what they were doing. Democrats were and to this day remain clueless. Why blame media for Democratic party's shortcomings?

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site