I was reading an article about how the courts have decided that the limits that were placed on broadcasting companies re: owning stations in certain regions were arbitrary and have decided to loosen the rules.. this is a link to the story - click here
, cos I probably did a sucky job of explaining it...
I'm going to make a prediction, and am proposing a word that I have a feeling we'll be seeing more and more of: conglomeracy
the definition? Conglomeracy - rule by large corporations...as opposed to Democracy, rule by the people.
Why should you care? Well, think about it this way - would you like to have all your news coming from one or two sources, who are making money off the news they are presenting to you?
Scenario: Tonight's news of the world, brought to you by: Enron, A Division of AT&T Broadband.
Although this scenario isn't the uber-realistic, I hope it made the point that there's just something inherently disturbing about the whole thing, at least to me.