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Just Thinking Aloud

The problem with the “debates” is they are press conferences, not debates. Even with 8 candidates it would be possible to send all a copy of the issues to be covered and then give each an equal amount of time to address the issues. Presidents don’t have to think on their feet all that often, most of the job is accomplished by gathering facts and making decisions based on those facts. I don’t care what the moderator thinks, I want to know what the candidates think.

Looking at the United Hollywood post, Pencils2MediaMoguls, which provides the addresses of the six-pack of corporations that control the content in the movie and television industry, only one, GE(NBC/Universal) in Universal City, is actually in Hollywood. Disney is very close, in Burbank, but four of the six are in New York City. A lot of the shows may be made in California, but the decisions are made in Manhattan. I know, facts are really annoying.

As we await the latest assault in the collectivization of the media by the FCC, one has to wonder how allowing fewer and fewer corporations to own more and more of the media promotes competition. Deregulation under the Hedgemony would seem to promote monopolies, or at a minimum, cartels, not competition.