dems worried about media

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    Sure if you replace the word democracy with the word monopoly. After all, competition is a capitalistic ideal. Communism doesnt have competition.
     
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    Oh, that's rich. The dems are afraid the media will hurt their cause, huh? Forget the pot and kettle, this is like the sun calling the moon bright.
     
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    Actually, if you think about it, it doesn't seem like a bad idea regardless of the apparent motivation behind it. I wouldn't want NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN or even FOX to get so large that they control 39% of all media outlets. News bias is bad enough already and I'd prefer a broad spectrum of sources rather than a huge conglomerate. Think about the consequences if one media outlet had the same dominance over the news and entertainment market as MicroSoft has on operating systems. Scary, huh.
     
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    But they are using it to their benefit. They still control a vast majority of news outlets in the country. They are afraid of Fox and Clear channel gaining more gorund on them though. So while your idea is genuine, don't mistake where their motives lie.
     
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    Yeah, I'm just saying that the Dems have never worried about this when the majority of the huge media conglomerates were in their favor. Now that conservative media conglomerates are coming around, they cry foul.
     
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    They usually just complain about Fox News and all the conservatives who are on talk radio. Of course, they never have a problem with the biased reporting on the nightly news programs, the New York Times, and many other media outlets.
     
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    No argument there. Anything coming out of DC is practically certain to be self-serving.
     
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    Well' I'll say the same thing in a slightly different way. In the days before Fox and Rush, none of this was perceived as a problem. "Media consolodation" and " information monopolies" were just fine when liberal dogma was the only game in town.

    Their naked, audacious hypocrisy is mind-boggling.
     
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    And if you look at some of the leftist blogs, or listen to leftist radio (FrankenNet) these people actually believe as FACT that Sandy Burgler's PantsGate is no big deal, GWB is Hitler, 9/11 is all our fault, GWB lied about why we went to war, etc etc, etc. They really think that the GOP controls the media. It's so unbelievable. I heard Randi Rhodes going on about how the Bush family is soooooooo out of touch with "real people" because they are rich and own a mansion in Kennebunkport (sp?) Yet they think Kerry is a "man of the people", when himself and Ms. Heinz have more $$$ then they know what to do with. Do you think if you asked the Kerry's how much a gallon of milk costs thaey would have any idea? The hypocrisy and fantasy world they live in is amazing...........
     

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