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Censored 1998 Saturday Night Live Segment About Corporate Control of Media

Posted on the 30 August 2011 by Mikeb302000

One of the frequent gripes of this blog is that the US media has become consolidated into the hands of a few multinational corporations. They are attempting to place the public media in a position where it must take corporate funding to exist by defunding public broadcasting.

While the first Amendment provides for Freedom of the Press, those guarantees only apply to government action, not those of private industry. Private industry is not required to present other opinions and can engage in self-censorship to its heart's content. Likewise, individuals can do what they will to drown out unpopular opinions though astroturf.

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