I haven't been beating the drums over the FCC's proposed rules to allow even more media consolidation, but it's gaining a reasonable amount of attention. This article raises an interesting question:
Here's a quiz for you: Name the best-known and most influential conservative commentators in America? Rush Limbaugh? George F. Will? Bill O'Reilly? Now, quick, who are their liberal counterparts?
If you can't think of any, you're not alone. Conservatives love to rant that liberals dominate the news media. Trouble is, it's just not true. In fact, I'd argue that the biggest problem with America's public discourse today is that the left is barely represented at all on mainstream TV and radio talk shows and in major newspapers and magazines.
Meanwhile, the Economist looks at how radio frequencies are allocated and what the future may hold there. If I were convinced that the spectrum is not really a scarce resource, I'd feel a lot less apprehensive about whatever mischief Michael Powell is up to.Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 30, 2003 to Other punditry | TrackBack