Saturday, September 26, 2009
Media: Problem or Misunderstood?
In my political science class, we're discussing the media, its role and functions, its motives, and success or failure in shaping public opinion. We are currently reading The Problem of the Media by Robert McChesney. Here's a quote that I want to hear opinions on:
"Once media industries become concentrated in the hands of a small number of enormous firms, the political and economic barriers to reforming the system are immense. It is like getting toothpaste back into the tube."
Most media is controlled by five corporations with questionable reporting of information. Frankly, turning news into entertainment is their biggest success. What do you think? Have you heard of this issue before? If not, can you think of why?