Saturday, May 03, 2003

<< I'ts all your imagination dude...Get some help before it's too late!
No it is not. are you putting me on with your refusal to deal with the issues? what are you afraid of?

According to Senator John McCain, the changes being contemplated by the FCC right now are monumental and "will shape the future of communications forever."

Yet a recent study by The Project for Excellence in Journalism showed that a large majority of the American public aren't aware of the media ownership changes being suggested by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Seventy-two percent of the respondents reported that they had "heard nothing at all" about the new ownership proposals.
(I question if even the 28% who responded that they did "know something" about it just said they did out of embarrassment or in error, assuming that they did. But even if 28% did, 72% left ignorant because the mainstream media has not reported this to the public.) People assume if they watch the TV news that they would learn about important issues since they assume the media would simply report any story as big as this.
But the fact is this has gone unreported on TV.
Is this your idea of a free society? Is this your idea of an informed public?

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