: Sam Whitemore at Forbes.com pooh-poohs fear of media consolidation. He sees new voices in blogs, low-power FM (which I wish were allowed to be commercial so local entrepreneurs could make a go of it instead of just goody-goody organizations with money to burn); he sees healthy skepticism about big media; and he sees nothing sinister in a public media company trying to make money.
Politically awakened and technologically equipped, we have nothing to fear except our own intellectual laziness. The viewpoints are out there. Even if you’re utterly convinced that powerful ideological forces are out to control what you see, hear and read, don’t just whine about it. You want the freedom to know the truth? Put down your remote, use the tools and methods at your disposal and go fight for it.