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skippy the bush kangaroo

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't fascists

allie gottlieb, writing in the bay area metroactive, muses on media de-regulation and what it means to diversity, in her article airwaves, shockwaves:

who owns the airwaves, anyway? the answer is simple. according to the fcc, the public owns the airwaves. but in light of recent reports of airplay selectivity, political lobbying by networks and the repercussions of political dissent by artists, some critics believe that it would be easy for the public not to know it.

"most people think it's advertisers buying time from the broadcasters," says san jose state university professor kimb massey, who teaches the media and society class in the tv-radio-film-theater department. "that's not what's really happening. advertisers are buying us from the broadcasters. we are the product."

we wish we had a higher price tag.
posted by skippy at 5:48 PM |


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