why media consolidation is NOT a good thing

Dan Billings billings@suscom-maine.net
Fri Apr 30 18:53:02 EDT 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Fybush" <scott@fybush.com>
To: "Garrett Wollman" <wollman@khavrinen.lcs.mit.edu>
Cc: <boston-radio-interest@rolinin.BostonRadio.org>
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2004 1:01 AM
Subject: RE: why media consolidation is NOT a good thing

> And that brings me to the second reason why Sinclair stands out - to me at
> least - from Viacom, Clear Channel, Univision et al. As Garrett ably
> pointed out, those larger companies have greater stockholder pressure to
> balance out any intrinsic urges their management might have to use their
> size for political purposes.

So are you saying that a TV company having an editorial point of view is
wrong?  The NY Times certainly has a point of view and uses its editorial
pages to advance a political viewpoint.  Why is that OK and Sinclair and
Hyman is not?

-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine

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