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Digital TV: A Giveaway To Corporate Media

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posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 07:29 PM
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Digital TV: A Giveaway To Corporate Media


www.alternet.org

Digital TV means four to ten times as many channels for each and every broadcaster with no obligations to the public. The FCC quietly awarded broadcasters this colossal gift of public property worth $70-$80 billion during the Clinton administration back in 1996. In the 12 years since, under Democratic and Republican presidents alike, corporate broadcasters and their stooges at the FCC have diligently peddled the cover stories that digital TV is all about the advent of high definition television, and that the only nagging questions are how and whether enough converter boxes will be available for consumers who can't or won't buy brand new TVs.

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posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 07:29 PM
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LMAO!

I KNEW this was coming, back when the FCC was holding their "private auctions" of the airwaves!

What a bunch of complete BS.

And you thought the consolidated, corporatized Media was bad before? YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET.

Get ready for propaganda in the years to come that will make the past and present look like child's play!

What a joke! And the joke is on all of us...


What the FCC and broadcasters are actively concealing from the public is that digital broadcasting technology enables thousands of new digital TV channels on the public broadcast spectrum, all of which broadcasters have allocated to themselves without the inconvenient public scrutiny issuing thousands of new station licenses might have attracted. Thus minorities and women, local entrepreneurs, colleges and universities, community, civic and labor organizations and local governments who otherwise might acquire a portion of the new digital TV channels and used them to broadcast local news, arts, information and public service in hundreds of U.S. markets have been frozen out of the chance to serve the public over the public's airwaves without even the bother of public explanation or debate.




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posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 07:33 PM
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DD since when the public has anymore say so when it comes to the corporate corruption running rampant in this nation?

They hold not loyalties but to their nasty and dirty pockets.

No even our government seems to take public opinion into consideration anymore.



posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 08:47 PM
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Indeed.

Sadly, it's about to get MUCH worse with this though.

The dumbing down of this nation with endless propaganda, "reality TV" and fluff-piece non-relevent news is about blossom into infinity.

And it appears that no one even cares.

Sigh.



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