(from T-Bone Burnett in Sojourners
"...do you realize that there are about 24,000 media outlets in the United States, and maybe 15 years ago those were owned by some 350 corporations? Today they're owned by less than 20 corporations; by the turn of the century, they'll be owned by five corporations. The myth of the liberal media is one of the great jokes played on us. The media are
owned lock, stock, and barrel by the right wing, and everything that's put out by the media is controlled and monitored and weighed for its effect on the populace.
My guess is that there will soon be only two classes in the world - the poor and the Americans. And the Americans will be anyone all over the world who's hooked up to the cable. We could call it the fiber-optic class."