Reply to Citizen’s comment @ Jun 16 12:21:
“Time to break up the six key media corporations (along with the big banks and big social media).”
Excellent idea, but how do you go about doing that, when media is in the pocket of all the rich guys? It’s like trying to break up General Motors, or Ford or ….. You could hurt Ford by not buying any more vehicles, but the addiction to TV, which is everybody’s news source isn’t going to happen. Newspapers, on the other hand, are growing smaller and smaller in most countries, and if it weren’t for the comics, Sodoka, and letters to the editor, they would probably be gone by now. More and more, the underground internet news is gaining traction, with some of the big papers getting into the action, but generally requiring subscriptions which few people like to pay.
We need more Robert Fisks with his brilliant historical knowledge and research who isn’t (too) afraid to get into the action of wars. With Cook in Bethlehem, Abby Martin all over the world, Alison Weir in the States, Gideon Levy in Israel, James North and others in Mondoweiss, anybody who really wants the news has it at their fingertips. The problem of course is that the illiterates have to be spoon-fed. And the worse offenders in this world, IMHO, are the religious fanatics. :))