Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hugo Black & The Right to Know

Hugo Black, associate justice on the Supreme Court, was a judge who got it, particularly when it came to the role of the press and why having competition in the fourth estate was vital to the proper maintenance of democracy, something under attack as giant multinational corporations do the merger game in order to attain even more power at the expense of a viable press, a process essential if a democracy is to survive. 

As seen below, 6 corporations own 90+% of all news and media organizations.

As George Carlin famously said, "You have no choice". Food for thought, don't you think?

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