Piling on Krauthammer
In his crazed op-ed last week, Charles Krauthammer tries to defend
media-friendly FCC rules by saying that:
Some clinicians consider this delusion -- that Americans can get their news from only one part of the political spectrum -- the gravest of all. They report that no matter how many times sufferers in padded cells are presented with flash cards with the symbols ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, PBS, Time, Newsweek, New York Times, Washington Post, L.A. Times -- they remain unresponsive, some in a terrifying near-catatonic torpor.
If you take into account that some of these outlets are part of the same conglomerate (what does Chaz think the NBC in MSNBC stands for?) and that the concerns are with broadcast, not print or on-line, media, then you halve even this cherry-picked list. Also, the point is that we want more local broadcasts, so listing six unique national brands doesn't even start to address the issue.
More interest in this editorial here