Originally posted by NaplesX
Seems a bit extreme considering the pass that CBS got.
Oh well. I don't know why they would run it unless they think there is enough interest in the subject.
i'm not sure cbs is getting such a pass, considering the black eye that 60 minutes now has, rather's career kinda out the window for a while, and how bob schieffer (sp?) said basically their entire news division has lost a lot of credibility over this. but then again, you're right, people aren't rioting in the streets, either.
i think the point is that, time and again, people are shocked when it suddenly dawns on them how having media controlled by a select few is a VERY BAD THING. which network was it that tried to blacklist the dixie chicks? was that clear channel? basically, we've let this happen, and explained it off as "oh well, bigger company x bought smaller company y and all their assets and distribution channels. but who cares? it's the way america works!"
and of course, those big controlling companies don't make decisions based off the common welfare, but the highest profit. period. so you never, ever get the full truth from anyone. that should scare EVERYone.
re: why they'd do it... you're right, who knows? i can say from a little guy's p.o.v., it seems like there's someone batshit f'n loco at the top who loves the current administration and will do everythign in their billioaire power to keep it that way. but i'm pretty far down the foodchain to have anythign but an uneducated guess.