Listen: Amazon, Democratic Party, Washington Post discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"The diversity of views and you couldn't have a monopoly of information and we believe that was the best thing for democracy when television emerged the the fairness doctrine had been established that point and fairness doctrine said that if i say something on my program <hes> i have to pay for someone else to come on the program to give a counter view or to challenge what i said that way we make sure people are held accountable well starting in the nineteen eighteen eighties and nineties we got rid of those protections and we went from fifty corporations controlling media in the nineteen eighties down to six and they're currently merger proposals proposal to get us down to four and i say media i mean everything radio television newspapers <hes> the fair doctor being gone. You can say whatever you want. You're not accountable. It's no coincidence that the year fairness doctrine disappears rush limbaugh takes to the airwaves for example so <hes> as media consolidated holiday did you got less and less views and these media. Lets you name it like you named <hes> the washington post earlier for example. They're all tied to not the only media but they have the different companies and different ways of they get revenue for the washington. Post is connected. Obviously the amazon amazon's also big. <hes> donates cabezas was on donates a lot of the democratic party so they kind of shift in a way that serves their bottom line. You know maybe limit the critiques of amazon john promote the candidates in the democratic party you want and only report on the stories are going to get the most attention and eyeballs not necessarily what the public needs to hear off and we've seen this since the start of the twenty first century. There's been a dramatic decline. In the number of journalists. I mean some newsrooms cut affleck's fifty or sixty percent of the journalists since two thousand and when you get rid of journalists you replace that with commentators these are people who talk about news stories or people who talk about what's going on but they don't actually do any investigative journalism and this is when it's important for listeners to make a distinction between reporters and journalists reporters kinda give you a timeline of what happens and that's really helpful when there's like a you know breaking events like a shooting or a terrorist attack or wildfire you kind of need to know time-line events as they're happening in real time journalists. They're different. They go behind the scenes. They try and collect evidence and vet sources to find out. Why did it happen. Why did the fire occur. Why was it allowed to expand expand.."