Sunday, April 27, 2008

Failures of American Media

Elizabeth Edwards writes a damning critic of American Media in NYT – ‘Bowling 1, Health Care 0’.

(http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/27/opinion/27edwards.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin#)

It is an excellent article about what is wrong with American Media. NYT redeems itself to some extent by publishing it.

What is the answer for this problem of American Democracy (not that other democracies in the world do not have this problem) which is unlikely to get solved by Media? May be Internet and blogging are the answers. Yes, it is self serving for any blogger to say so. But at least the ‘complimentary role’ of such bloggnig can not be ignored. Only when the stranglehold of Media is reduced by Democratization brought by Internet, citizenry can hope not to get ‘bowled.

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