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Freedom of Media and Having and Alternate Voice.

Today's media has considated to the point where virtually everything you read is indirectly controlled by 8 white guys. True or False?

True, depending on how you look at it.

Take Clear Channel and NPR. One represents mostly music, the other, mostly news and 'views'. Wouldn't it be a wonderful thing if media had a local voice? Something that really reflected what was happening in your local community? You don't have it today. NPR plays the role with several hundred local non profit stations; but those stations are increasingly consolidated and focused on 'general' information that is specific to the overall state. Here in Colorado our NPR entity has done away with local reporters and local issues and now focuses primarily on the state-wide issues and well filtered news from their parent in Washington D.C. And that entity in D.C. is a billion dollar corporation, not unlike the other large media conglomer…