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Sunday, August 08, 2004

"My Beef With Big Media" by Ted Turner

"My Beef With Big Media" by Ted Turner: "At this late stage, media companies have grown so large and powerful, and their dominance has become so detrimental to the survival of small, emerging companies, that there remains only one alternative: bust up the big conglomerates. We've done this before: to the railroad trusts in the first part of the 20th century, to Ma Bell more recently. Indeed, big media itself was cut down to size in the 1970s, and a period of staggering innovation and growth followed. Breaking up the reconstituted media conglomerates may seem like an impossible task when their grip on the policy-making process in Washington seems so sure. But the public's broad and bipartisan rebellion against the FCC's pro-consolidation decisions suggests something different. Politically, big media may again be on the wrong side of history--and up against a country unwilling to lose its independents."

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This is an interesting article.. wasn't Ted Turner instrumental in the dynamics of cable television and the expansion of the media??
 
This is an interesting article.. wasn't Ted Turner instrumental in the dynamics of cable television and the expansion of the media??
 
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