Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Just a heads up: Freepress.net is a great organization that is working hard to prevent the further consolidation and corporatization of our media. It's a vital and urgent cause if we want to maintain diversity, true balance, and localism in our television, radio, internet, and cable media. Click above, or File a comment on this subject with the FCC to make your voice heard with the Federal Communications Commission - which will soon be voting on rules that would allow existing corporations like Viacom to gain greater ownership of the airwaves (a very bad thing).


Blogger Matt said...

I happen to work in the communications industry, with about 8 years under my belt now. And, in my view this current FCC hopla is really a mute issue, getting way too much attention.

Ownership of the airwaves in the U.S. has little, if any, bearing on the public's capacity to obtain a diverse programming offering. Anymore a very small percentage of people actually get their programming from public airwaves. An ever shrinking percentage of viewers tune in to the four big networks even on cable, satellite, etc.

Thanks to the FCC's historically piss poor management and regulation of the airwaves, effectively ruining the high potential for TV broadcasting (including high def applications) over the airwaves, we now have a rich offering of cable, telecom, and satellite offerings through which we have a excellent diversity of competing media options. None this even touches on the evolving alternative entertainment and media provided through the freest market of all: the internet. If I were you, I'd spend more time promoting and protecting net neutrality and low access/entry barriers, and proliferation of the internet, as I'd bet that within a few decades this will be the medium of choice for content delivery.

The airwaves are dead thanks to the FCC, forget about these regulations and protect the next gen networks that will ultimately keep things balanced if we can maintain its current direction.

4/26/2007 1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello dear friend…
I send you a message, to think about this for a minute…
Thank you !!!!
Liberal democracy is the utmost of aim of species that the U.S claims to have and claims that it has a wholly liberal democratic government. Does the end of the world and history conclude in the U.S? Is everything entirely for the U.S and what kind of Liberal democracy is this that doesn’t even allow anyone to reopen and research about the Holocaust case?! And according to this case and religious lie, every year hundreds of Muslims are sentenced to death. But this so-called liberal government allows any kind of insult to the holy book of Quran. And under the names of liberalism and freedom of speech, and with the aid of its police, offends more than one billion Muslims around the world.
The insult to the holy book of Quran and violating the law of respecting other’s beliefs and rights which was carried out by the same people who claim to have created this law, brought a great grief and sorrow to the liberals of the world. Isn’t this the same government that argues for omanism and all its moral and cultural theories are base on the human being?! So with this claim what happens to the freedom of right of more than one billion Muslims around the world and respecting their beliefs and religion?! Don’t these Muslims have the right to live?!
This is the Book(the Quran), about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah -

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