Missed this quote from Sumner Redstone on the breakup of Viacom (but caught up thanks to Commonsense Journalism):
“In the 21st century, large is no longer in charge,” he says.
Of course, I like my version better.
You might like this headline from an ad I wrote in 1995, “These days, It’s Not the Big That Eat the Small… It’s the FAST that Eat the Slow.”
In 2001 it became the title of a book that was all the speed bumps big companies put in the way of fast thinking, fast decisions, and being fast to market.
Some of the examples are dated but the lessons still hold.
It’s very unhealthy for our democracy to have a handful of huge media companies controlling broadcasting, movie producing, book and magazine publishing and newspaper publishing.
You can detect a certain Establishment bias, especially during the current terrorism crisis. With some news stories, you have to read between the lines to figure out what is really happening. For instance, on the Internet I stumbled upon the fact that U.S. taxpayers are paying the $2 billion cost of Israel’s pullout from Gaza. I hadn’t heard that on any of the news reports.
transparent is the new black
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