Synergy—it's all well and good. But media consolidation's dark side often raises its head.
The rise of the media cartel has been a long time coming. The cultural effects are not new in kind, but the problem has become considerably larger.
Right-wing climate-change deniers worked hand-in-glove with John Stossel to portray schoolchild as being 'scared green' on a recent ABC special.
Seymore Hersh has had a string of scoops since September 11, laying bare the covert community's skulduggery. Now, though, it seems he's toeing the government's line in regard to Iran.
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Bravo and Happy Birthday to Harper's Magazine, and to Lewis Lapham and John (Rick) MacArthur (editor and publisher, respectively).