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2000-06-06 01:41:30+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Alright! who sold Big Blue a clue?? I love fads like Linux :)

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:02+00 by: ziffle

It has taken me some time to come to this, and that is surely an indication of my naivete, but it seems more and more that the press is controlled by the government. They talk one way, and act as though they are objective, but things in the press precede government action with too much regularity. Recently, they have had stories on electricity shortfalls this summer, and gasoline price hikes. Now they are asking for increased survelance of many americans, and the ability to use the military to quell problems. If it were another president, I would ignore it, but it is this president, and.... CNN is known of course as the Clinton News Network. As long as there is freedom of speech, we should use reason to effect change. Do we still have it if the government controls the press and the airwaves? Ziffle

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:02+00 by: Larry Burton

but it seems more and more that the press is controlled by the government. Actually, the press can be controlled by anyone who understands the conditions that the press works under. People working on a deadline will do what they need to do to meet the deadline. Figure out how you can save the reporter time in a way that will accomplish what you want with the proper finesse and you've grabbed control.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:03+00 by: Dan Lyke

Despite the Army PsyOps folks in the NPR newsroom and the pay-for-content model applied to sitcoms I don't think government control is nearly as coherent as we sometimes imagine. Most of what appears to be explicit control of the press can be better explained by just following the money trails and the revenue models.