Friday, March 04, 2005

Sleeping with the Enemy
This on-point rant on the Guerilla News Network takes liberal writers to task for publishing their books through media conglomerates instead of through independent (and like-minded) publishers.
There is a great deal of talk from progressive leaders these days about how this country needs media reform as part of a multifaceted approach to saving democracy, and winning back the White House and Congress. A woeful lament is sung by our progressive leaders about how the media companies are now concentrated into homogenous conglomerates which, at best, worry only about bottom-line profits, while at their most sinister, are dedicated to furthering the radical right-wing agenda. We agree! What we don’t understand is why these same progressive writers and activists don’t walk the walk, and offer like-minded independent book publishers a seat at the table when strategies for media reform are being bandied about.
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