By Kevin Stoda
I was happy to see Senator Al Franken taking Comcast and NBC to task for their straight-faced lies to him and his office's investigation of the largest merger in media in recent memory. He was merciless and noted how many different ways theses company's lawyers were misleading the government in the current merger discussions--i.e. These two companies are not interested in fairness and good local journalistic access.
The Huffington Post got the whole story here:
However, the major problem in for all of us is the current collapse in America (and worldwide) of journalism as a wage-earning industry. This slide has been a decades-long crash in good journalistic media in the USA--a nation taken like a pig to slaughter in the recent wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. The new internet media may have sped up this crashing around us of good media in most places where it counts in America-but it is the wholesale disregard of the USA government in under-financing a free press that has led to the demise in America.
As Franken stated, "It matters who runs our media."
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