Originally Posted by Mr. Flopnuts
Honestly, I think corporatism has exploited capitalism, and gotten us where we are. There are 1500 Newspapers, 1100 Magazines, 9000 Radio Stations, 1500 TV stations, 2400 Publishers ALL OWNED by only 3 corporations. There's a good example. There are plenty more, but that's our damned media. There's never an agenda there? Bullshit.
We need to get corporate dollars out of our politics in the worst way. Is that the solution? I don't know. But at least it's a damned idea. I haven't seen many of those lately, because frankly corporations are making record profits, and we're all still getting shit on. Don't expect those bought politicians to give a damn. They're going to eat steak and keep feeding the rest of us tablespoons of bullshit.
I remember growing up that it was a great idea that anyone could become President someday.
A normal person has no shot at being President. They would just get destroyed by the big money and media on the way up.
Free speech is a bitch sometimes. I would be 100% behind equal time and "advertising" rules, but it will never happen due to the corps that own said media outlets.