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worry.

You may mock my lack of finesse now.

I am enjoying watching the documentary film "Outfoxed", in its entirety, online for free.

I pretty much stopped watching tv news not long after 9/11. Yay, me. The only problem with my continued avoidance is that I wasn't really watching, saddened and helpless while everything turned evil. So, in a very bizarro sense, I'm only just now getting a picture of what everyone's been watching. It's not been a caricature?

I think I'm starting to get what the fuss is all about.

I am seriously frustrated by the fact that I cannot kick the living shit out of a television to deal with my impotent rage.

Additional query: who owns comcast?

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newtvillage
May. 23rd, 2006 09:35 am (UTC)
Thanks for the link!
meico
May. 23rd, 2006 09:55 am (UTC)
It is a caricature. A horrid caricature of corporate run politics and what that means when news itself comes from an oligopoly.

The vast majority of television news in the US is a reeking pile of crap. You really notice this when you compare the BBC'c or various online coverage of most events to CNN, FOX, MSNBC, etc. The amount of information simply does not compare- and that's without even going into the radically right leaning versions of events that most US news present.

Before I explode with rage about it myself I will answer your question:

Comcast is a public company, but the largest shares are apparently owned by the Roberts family who founded the company in 1969. With every merger, the Roberts family have replaced the upper management of the companies they merged with and retained the Comcast name.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comcast
http://www.oligopolywatch.com/2004/05/02.html
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emrecom
May. 23rd, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC)
Remember in Serenity when the Operative says to Mal that "Things are worse than they seem" and Mal says "They usually are"? Same thing applies.
bbcaddict
May. 24th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC)
not on any topic in this post but-
that's a mighty cute icon! :)
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