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OfflineOOOO
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An Observation
    #1480437 - 04/21/03 11:15 PM (15 years, 1 day ago)

NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC are all owned by General Electric, one of the biggest defense contractors on earth.


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Re: An Observation [Re: OOOO]
    #1480443 - 04/21/03 11:16 PM (15 years, 1 day ago)

And?


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Re: An Observation [Re: z@z.com]
    #1480457 - 04/21/03 11:21 PM (15 years, 1 day ago)

Where have you been, OOOO???  I want to go there too :smile:


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Re: An Observation [Re: z@z.com]
    #1480549 - 04/21/03 11:53 PM (15 years, 1 day ago)

Quote:

And?




Quote:

An Observation




Hope that helps Z.


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Re: An Observation [Re: ]
    #1480558 - 04/21/03 11:55 PM (15 years, 1 day ago)

I caught that. I just think he needed to try and make some sort of point.


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"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - C.S. Lewis

"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniencies attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson


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Re: An Observation [Re: OOOO]
    #1480648 - 04/22/03 12:19 AM (15 years, 1 day ago)

c'mon, it needs a punchline.


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Re: An Observation [Re: wingnutx]
    #1480775 - 04/22/03 12:55 AM (15 years, 1 day ago)

How bout this. Who does GE give millions of dollars to to fund campaigns etc.? My guess is both parties. Because there is only a very negligible difference between what the two do, and keeping everyone focused on those two parties keeps anyone else from coming to power, and acheiving substantial changes.


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Re: An Observation [Re: ]
    #1480776 - 04/22/03 12:57 AM (15 years, 1 day ago)

Don't forget the hopes of winning favors from the leaders.


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"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniencies attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson


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Re: An Observation [Re: ]
    #1483610 - 04/22/03 08:53 PM (15 years, 17 hours ago)

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My guess is both parties.




That seems to be the limiting collective mind-set, 'both parties'.


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Re: An Observation [Re: grib]
    #1485098 - 04/23/03 03:35 AM (15 years, 10 hours ago)

I always wonder what to vote for. Do I vote for a polititian or for those who fund his campaign? That's why I'm a non-voter.


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Re: An Observation [Re: zeronio]
    #1485129 - 04/23/03 03:54 AM (15 years, 10 hours ago)

hey, heres an idea, american corporations control the american government....and actually...american corporations ARE the american government.


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Re: An Observation [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1485213 - 04/23/03 05:00 AM (15 years, 9 hours ago)

I don't know about USA but it's something like that in my country. :grin:


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Re: An Observation [Re: OOOO]
    #1485257 - 04/23/03 05:59 AM (15 years, 8 hours ago)

But what about the 'Liberal' Media we hear so much about??


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Re: An Observation [Re: jimsuzo]
    #1485273 - 04/23/03 06:23 AM (15 years, 7 hours ago)

NBC is pretty liberal

MSNBC is pretty moderate.

CNBC I forget :confused:

Just because they're all owned by a certain company doesn't make them what you're making them out to be in you observation.


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Edited by Cracka_X (04/23/03 06:24 AM)


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Re: An Observation [Re: Cracka_X]
    #1485410 - 04/23/03 09:58 AM (15 years, 4 hours ago)

Cracka_X writes:

Just because they're all owned by a certain company doesn't make them what you're making them out to be in you observation.

Exactly. Corporations, especially publicly-held corporations, are "in it for the money". The ideal situation for a large media corporation is to own some left-leaning media outlets, some right-leaning media outlets, and some moderate media outlets, because that way they cover the largest possible customer base and are attractive to the largest possible number of advertisers. In this way their profits are maximized.

For example, the infamous crypto-anarchist website, Z-net (the home of Noam Chomsky) is largely funded by capitalist corporations.

pinky


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