Timothy Karr (Daily Kos) with video (10:58):
Over the weekend, Sen. Al Franken (D.-Minn.) made the corporate takeover of our media, and the government's acquiescence to these corporations, frighteningly clear.Howie P.S.: More video of Franken's remarks here (scroll down) @ Crooks and Liars from MOXNEWS. Lawrence Lewis pulls the camera back for The Big Picture:
Franken told more than 2,000 bloggers and organizers attending the Netroots Nation conference in Las Vegas that our media system is at risk everywhere we turn - from our free speech online to the growing power of companies who own a massive number of media outlets. MORE...
Your government is owned, and unless you're a wealthy corporate person, it's not owned by you.