I am a media reform activist. I have devoted the last few years of my life to this work to the exclusion of just about everything else. I believe that the corporate control of the media is the greatest threat to democracy because without a fourth estate letting us know what the bums are up to, how can we be truly self governing. And because media corporations contribute to the escalation of the costs to run an election by raking in huge profits through campaign ads and being satisfied that the issues have thus been covered, not only wouldn't we know why we should vote for candidate A or candidate B, but why would we care: In most cases either candidate can't represent the people's interests, so beholden is he/she to the moneyed interests that put him/her there. I believe that the control of the information is destroying the republic and so I have made media reform my movement.
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