Media Consolidation: Grabbing Control of America

  By Lynda Bryant-Work “Our founding fathers could not have foreseen that freedom of the press might eventually be threatened just as much by media consolidation as by government.” Marshall Herskovitz Relaxed media ownership over time has led to companies narrowing the depth of news information and opened the door to biased reporting of the news. Laws that were in place to prevent monopolies and consolidation of ownership, or media cross-ownership, have through the years, put five companies in charge of the national distribution of information presented to the public.…

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Johnny Depp Makes Surprise Appearance As Captain Jack Sparrow At Disneyland On Pirates’ Ride

by Richard Cameron The ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’ animotion character that you see sitting on a cannon just before the Pirates Of The Caribbean ride pulls up the incline was replaced Wednesday night by an actual live performer. Disneyland guests were pleasantly surprised and no doubt a little startled to see actor Johnny Depp in full costume, speaking to them as their ride boats approached Sparrow’s perch. Needless to say, many took the opportunity to disobey the normal prohibition of flash photography and videos to memorialize the event and Disney management…

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