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  •  When I studied mass communication 10+ years ago, (4+ / 0-)

    the prevailing theory of media influence that it was mutual, i.e., the media influences the public, and the public influences the media. We have seen the blogosphere influence the media, as in the instance irishamerican points out above.

    I had a similar experience when I told CNN they should explain who the neocons are if they were going to give them so much airtime. There was much less Frank Gaffney after that, and the neocons were identified as people who favored the war in Iraq. Weak, yes, but there did seem to be a response.

    Part of this is that the corporate media need credibility to survive. When they lose this, their value to advertisers and those who would use the corporate media's influence diminishes.

    I'm agree with irishamerican:

    I would suggest that we don't be bashfull about sending these idiots emails when we see this kind of crap.

    Just my .02 in the face of this huge problem.

    Thanks for the excellent diary, TST, and thanks, Kossacks, for the excellent comments and links.

    "This chamber reeks of blood." -- Sen George McGovern, 1970

    by cotterperson on Fri Dec 28, 2007 at 09:37:11 AM PST

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