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Media consolidation and you

HakkonenHakkonen MemberPosts: 251 Member
I found this shocking.
http://www.upworthy.com/the-real-reason-they-still-play-mrs-robinson-on-the-radio
But I have no doubt that most of the replies to this will still consist of some variation of "OMGWTFBBQregulationisevil!!!!!!11!!one"
"If money is speech, then no money means no speech." --Bill Moyers

Money is not speech, corporations are not people, and wealth does not trickle down.

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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    Please explain your point. I refuse to try to figure out the point of that goofy link.
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,912 Senior Member
    Like I really give an airborne crap.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • samzheresamzhere Banned Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    Not clicking on the link, but I'm guessing that it relates to playlists on radio stations.

    How to fix this: Turn the radio off and use your CD player or other recorded music that YOU choose. If you continue to be "shocked" at such stuff, your tolerance level is pretty low.
  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    Y'all bring up very intelligent, well thought out, astute counterpoints. :bang:


    Not surprised at all, it's been that way pretty much my entire life. They say some folks are paranoid, or seeing conspiracies everywhere. With global info consolidation such as this, damn right I see conspiracies!

    :beer:
  • ghostsniper1ghostsniper1 Banned Posts: 2,645 Senior Member
    That was the dumbest thing I ever clicked on in my life. Only a **** could make sense of that jumble of crap. Must be a liberal thing.
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
    Hakkonen wrote: »
    I found this shocking.

    You don't get out much do you?
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • HakkonenHakkonen Member Posts: 251 Member
    @samzhere, @Wambli Ska
    Nice job with the assumptions. You know what that does. Well, not so much out of me, in this case, but definitely out of the two of you. Try actually reading the article instead of indulging knee-jerk reactions based on the URL. Kthx.

    As for the overwhelming tide of inexplicable indifference from the other five of you, this is a prime example of conservative doublethink: you're terrified of delegating any authority at all to a public, publicly accountable institution, yet you seem to have no qualms whatsoever about private organizations, accountable to no one, amassing previously unthinkable amounts of power. Six companies pick and choose virtually everything that you see and hear in every medium, including this one. The fact that most of you don't seem to think that merits even a remark boggles my mind.
    "If money is speech, then no money means no speech." --Bill Moyers

    Money is not speech, corporations are not people, and wealth does not trickle down.
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
    Hakkonen wrote: »
    @Six companies pick and choose virtually everything that you see and hear in every medium, including this one. The fact that most of you don't seem to think that merits even a remark boggles my mind.

    Good grief Charlie Brown.

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    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,141 Senior Member
    I've seen public TV - I shudder to think what GTV would look like.... There are still DVDS and the "Off" switch.....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    Hakkonen wrote: »
    As for the overwhelming tide of inexplicable indifference from the other five of you, this is a prime example of conservative doublethink: you're terrified of delegating any authority at all to a public, publicly accountable institution, yet you seem to have no qualms whatsoever about private organizations, accountable to no one, amassing previously unthinkable amounts of power.

    OR...it could just be that we are just tired of indulging lazy liberal/progressive/socialist trolls who post up links to crap web sites instead of just saying what's on their minds.
  • HakkonenHakkonen Member Posts: 251 Member
    Buford wrote: »
    Good grief Charlie Brown.

    Good lord, man, are you being deliberately obtuse? The heads of those six companies don't need to be in collusion with each other in order to do real harm. One giant media conglomerate is much like another; they have similar natures and similar interests. How likely do you think it is that anything running counter to those interests will make it to air if all the airtime is under the control of one conglomerate or another? Pretty effing unlikely. Truly independent journalism is already nearly extinct, and ongoing consolidation is not the way to bring it back. So if you're fine with the idea of only seeing, hearing, and reading what 232 executives decide you need to see, hear, or read, then go ahead. Call me a crazy conspiracy theorist and go back to your 24-hour feed of whatever advances the corporations' interests and to hell with the public interest.
    cpj wrote: »
    I did read the site. And all i saw was what you saw..a few companies own most of the media. So...what should we do about it? Let the government take them over? Seriously, what do you propose?

    I want to go back to when the FCC actually had teeth, and was empowered specifically to stop things like this. I want more competition and limits on how much of the market any given company can occupy. I want a government that acknowledges that there is such a thing as sane and necessary regulation, and that there is such a thing as capitalism run amok, and that not everything giant corporations do is automatically to the public good. I feel really weird wanting something I generally associate with conservatives, i.e. to turn the clock back, but that's what America needs. Reckless deregulation is hurting America and Americans.
    bisley wrote: »
    OR...it could just be that we are just tired of indulging lazy liberal/progressive/socialist trolls who post up links to crap web sites instead of just saying what's on their minds.

    Yes, because, obviously, providing information is the work of a troll. How could I have been so foolish. I will go now and construct a shrine to Rupert Murdoch in order to atone for my sins against our great and merciful corporate overlords. :bang:
    "If money is speech, then no money means no speech." --Bill Moyers

    Money is not speech, corporations are not people, and wealth does not trickle down.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    Hakkonen wrote: »
    Yes, because, obviously, providing information is the work of a troll. How could I have been so foolish. I will go now and construct a shrine to Rupert Murdoch in order to atone for my sins against our great and merciful corporate overlords. :bang:

    I'm for anything that will keep you too busy to troll through here.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Did anybody else notice these trolls hang out on the political forum all the time? I'll bet they don't even know which end of a gun to point at the target. Has anyone ever figured out that responding to these jerkwads just encourages them to keep on posting? Don't feed the troll!
    Jerry
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,141 Senior Member
    Hakkonen wrote: »
    I will go now

    Capital idea.....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,912 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Did anybody else notice these trolls hang out on the political forum all the time? I'll bet they don't even know which end of a gun to point at the target. Has anyone ever figured out that responding to these jerkwads just encourages them to keep on posting? Don't feed the troll! Jerry
    Why can't we have a "delete troll" button on here? This guy keeps whining about our opposition to crap he posts, yet he won't stop posting crap...I don't get it. Same for other annoying commie, progresso-libs.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • ghostsniper1ghostsniper1 Banned Posts: 2,645 Senior Member
    Why can't we have a "delete troll" button on here? This guy keeps whining about our opposition to crap he posts, yet he won't stop posting crap...I don't get it. Same for other annoying commie, progresso-libs.
    Im not sure how he hasn't gotten banned yet???
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