>From: Robert Bradbury <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: This didn't even surprise me
>Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2000 18:50:49 -0500 (EST)
>On Fri, 14 Jan 2000, Randy Smith wrote:
> > And here is the question in my mind: what other factions/groups, etc.,
> > been *buying* propaganda in TV and newspaper entertainment and news?
>Oh, now, don't be such a stick in the mud. Wouldn't you really love
>for the EI to have the funds to do a single 60 second spot during
>the superbowl? It would be just too cool, I'd probably pee my pants
>watching it, imagining the reactions of millions of viewers...
Well, that would be nice,but, of course, I was not, in my previous post,
referring to commercials, per se. I was referring to surrepititous/hidden
commercials that shape our ideas about the world.
I think it likely that powerful interest groups pay money to persons in the
media and entertainment industries in order to have their constituents
painted in a favorable light.
The most likely suspects are those interest groups that have a large chunk
of personal income and are well organized. I am not sure whether this is
good or bad, or should be allowed or whatever, but I do think that people
should be aware of it.
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