Monday, October 13, 2003

Medialens: Lulling us into submission: "We Don't Run Airline Ads Next To Stories About Airline Crashes

"The 'quality press' doesn't like to talk too openly about the fact that it depends for 75% of its revenue on corporate advertising. Corporations, after all, are strictly hierarchical, undemocratic institutions motivated by limitless greed - it's hard to reconcile their needs with democracy, human rights and the public's right to know. Imagine how we would have reacted to the idea of a 'quality' Soviet paper 75% dependent on Communist Party funding."

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