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Forum Post: Questions that I feel must be addressed!!!

Posted 12 years ago on Sept. 30, 2011, 1:19 a.m. EST by rkanon (0)
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What about mass media? How do we regulate the media so that all sides of all opinions truly are represented? How do insure that 3rd party candidates have equal opportunity to be heard? How do insure that these changes are real and lasting and do not become a media farce that placates the masses and allows the whole mess to continue (a pattern of the past). How do we insure that this country returns to being for the people and by the people and does not fall victim to yet another illusion that it is actually so? Media is key here; our media needs to be free for far more then just political races.



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[-] 1 points by littleg (452) 12 years ago

All these decisions can be taken by a public jury, where a set of common people decide the course of action. This is way better than some bureaucrat appointed to do the same. Self governance is good.

[-] 1 points by annerdr (1) from Nashville, TN 12 years ago

How do you regulate media? You get rid of their advertising dollars. If media isn't worried about losing corporate ads because they stepped on corporate toes, they will be the "free media" we were told we have. Gloria Steinem wrote a very informative essay about this in regards to Ms. magazine.

[-] 1 points by HumbleGuy (1) from Sterling, MI 12 years ago

Do it live and re post it everywhere

[-] 1 points by GandhiKingMindset (124) 12 years ago

Here's one thought re the media. Remember when you stopped eating at McDonald's? It was probably either because: a) you didn't like the way it made you feel or look b) you learned about their marketing practices in the Book Fast Food Nation or c) you learned about what the food was made of and what went into those processes. It introduced you to a whole new way of looking at the world. And you carried that perhaps as you looked at the rest of the world with a critical eye.

I think it works the same way with junk TV, junk news, etc. You woke up to it. So can others.

I used to think it was hopeless but I've developed a whole new view now. I'm seeing that no matter how expensive and focus group tested their message is, it's essentially heartless. And human beings deep down crave heart.

So, I'm learning that the simple message with heart can penetrate the consciousness of even the most jaded or glazed over. Because they're hungry..... for good food.

[-] 1 points by oclisa (74) 12 years ago

Wouldn't it be nice. The media will not be controlled. I can almost guarantee you that this movement will be painted into a corner by the media. What we can do is refuse to buy in. I have seen a lot of posters here who denigrate the Tea Party without realizing that the Tea Party actually started as something very similar to this, if more to the right of the spectrum as OWS is more to the left (but the message is the same) but was then painted as a bunch of crazy righties by the media and ultimately was indeed co-opted by the far right-wing. I blame the media (in particular, I will point to Rachel Maddow) as being responsible for this. If everyone on the left would have refused to just buy into the portrayal of the Tea Party by those on the left -leaning spectrum of the media and decided instead to find out what the Tea Party was really about, there might have been some chance that that movement could have remained true to its roots. Now it is OWS's turn. I know for sure that this movement is already being portrayed as a bunch of hippie leftie socialist and the Fox News people, as the MSNBCers before, will not stop to find out what OWS is really all about. Yes, Wall Street and D.C. divide us but folks, the media is the conduit by which it is done.

[-] 1 points by npowell85 (249) from Montana City, Mt 12 years ago

when gas stations sell beer to minors where I live, they take their beer and wine license for like 6 weeks if they get caught. Thats all i'm saying... something like that, on a larger scale. And then watch the stock plummet, o what a wonderful day that would be

[-] 1 points by npowell85 (249) from Montana City, Mt 12 years ago

well... you could start by saying that if a corporation commits a crime, it has to close its doors for a certain period or dissolve if the crime is serious. And then finish with making it illegal to report misleading truths or lies.

[-] 1 points by gawdoftruth (3698) from Santa Barbara, CA 12 years ago

please don't represent opinions, just represent facts. there is no reason to represent mere opinions when we can get to just facts. These are good questions, ultimately the answer to each of them is dynamic systemic organization based on science understanding of systems theory, game theory, and net sociology.