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    Default This is extremely dangerous to our democracy

    This is one of many examples of the danger of media ownership consolidation.


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    Default Re: This is extremely dangerous to our democracy

    The counterpoint to this is that it wasn't too long ago that there were just 3 major news broadcasters, mostly in line with each other editorially. That was it. The reality is that there is significantly greater diversity in broadcast media today than at any time in our national history, and even more than that, digitally. A parent owner seeking a consistent message about bias as disseminated among it's affiliates doesn't concern me too much. Fake news (i.e., Russian collusion, etc) presented as true and endlessly repeated for years is a much bigger threat to consensual government, IMHO.

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    Default Re: This is extremely dangerous to our democracy

    TV news? Other than over 65s who watches TV news?

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    Default Re: This is extremely dangerous to our democracy

    Your 'democracy' has always been compromised, and anyhow I always got told that it's a republic not a democracy…….. if you can keep it still of course…….

    As for commercial TV, it's a business, designed to make money. It's clients are the advertisers and it'll publish/show whatever their demographic research tells the attracts the target audience. Facts and truth are a second or third tier consideration.
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    I simply cannot comprehend people who treat television like a good source of information.

    What are you doing about it?




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    "news" should be required to get facts correct.
    How do we form a mutiny? Our new captain is navigating poorly.

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    Default Re: This is extremely dangerous to our democracy

    Much commercial 'news' is actually set-promotions, opinion or advertorial these days. And the personnel involved 'commentators' not journalists of ant stamp.

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    Come on. . . you're really going to promote a video that contains this in its description box?

    How often does this take place? If you want to find out about Mainstream Media History and its ties to the CIA, research Operation Mockingbird.

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