Americans are lucky left wing radio station Air America crashed before Obama and founder now Senator Al Franken found a way to turn it into public radio.
Ironically, Saul Alinsky, father of US radical socialism wanted to break control of the media because it was used by power elites. Obama doesn’t need to break the control as the mainstream media act as a state media.
Bernie Goldberg wrote about this in his book “A Slobbering Love Affair.” Hypocrisy is the problem with mainstream media bias because they claim they’re unbiased. Public media practices similar hypocrisy. My worst experiences with bias and personal attacks in the media were with public media including the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). They should be unbiased and apolitical but they are not. Funding by all taxpayers demands neutrality, but it doesn’t happen and it’s always left of centre.
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Totalitarian governments control all media. In democracies, public media means radio and television, but paradoxically not newspapers. It is considered acceptable because they don’t have a monopoly, they do have a considerable financial advantage. Fear of political interference means they are often protected, but this means they are not accountable to the market place or the taxpayers. They have no place in society.
Read More: By Dr. Tim Ball, Canada Free Press