Reason #1: Television is not informing you
“The machinery of contemporary media is not a minor mechanism. Though today’s media reach more Americans than ever before, they are controlled by the smallest number of owners than ever before. In 1983 there were fifty dominant media corporations; today there are five. These five corporations decide what most citizens will – or will not – learn.”
-- Ben H. Bagdikian, “The New Media Monopoly.” 2004.
"We prefer markets and competition to regulation wherever possible. You've got to have competition first and then deregulation."
-- new FCC chairman Kevin Martin, April 6, 2005
Example #1: General Electric
Example #2: ExxonMobil
Reason #2: Television is not entertaining you
Reason #3: Watching television is not good for your body
Attacks on Judges (Schiavo case)
"An independent judiciary must be a co-equal branch of government.
Judges must be shielded from the pressure of mob politics.
Their job is to interpret fairly and impartially how the law applies to particular sets of facts, not to bend this way or that based on the passions of the moment."
-- The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday April 10, 2005
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