There 's no similarity between the corporate media and a "free press ". The corporate media operates according to its structural make-up, which requires it to serve the interests of ownership and maximize profits. Its top-down style of management ensures that it aligns itself with the political powers that, in turn, create the opportunity for greater prosperity. This explains why media giants have consistently concealed the Bush administration 's attack on civil liberties, supported the expansion of executive power, and paved the way for global war. After all, they are just acting in their own best interest, accommodating the political establishment to allow for more consolidation and expansion. One hand washes the other.
Mike is a freelance writer living in Washington state.
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