New World Notes - Shadows of Liberty (Part 2): More Media Monopoly
This week on New World Notes: radio program #313, March 4, 2014, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. (and on Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:00 p.m.), host Kenneth Dowst plays excerpts from a new documentary film that examines how a few huge, for-profit corporations control the news media--and so control the "news." Brief media-history lessons alternate with close looks at stories the corporate news media suppressed.
This week: how a wave of corporate mergers--each with the government's blessing--created near-monopoly control of the news. And the story of newspaper reporter Gary Webb. Webb was destroyed by the big corporate media after exposing the CIA's role in the crack-cocaine trade in the US.
Plus an essay by Paul Krugman on why the latest proposed media merger--Comcast and Time Warner Cable--is another really bad idea.
Shadows of Liberty was written, directed, and produced by Canadian filmmaker Jean-Plilippe Tremblay. Adapted for radio by K.D.
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