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  •  Too damned big. Gobbling up too much. (2+ / 0-)
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    zett, pelagicray

    That is Rush's, Clear Channel's, the American economy's and the American culture's problem today in a nutshell.

    All this conglomeration and consolidation was never going to be a healthy thing economically or culturally.  Now everywhere you go you hear the same damn sh*t.

    And now that the American listenership is getting tired of it, we've got a handful of media conglomerates too big to fail -- but also too big to survive.

    But it's not like this is new.  I was reading the other day about DJ's on New York City's WOR-FM back in the sixties, how they played the cutting edge of the time for a few years, really helping innovative new groups succeed, until RKO bought the station and dumbed it down to Top 40 as it was doing all across the country.

    Somehow dumb just seems a lot dumber nowadays.

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    Ideology is when you have the answers before you know the questions.
    It is what grows into empty spaces where intelligence has died.

    by Alden on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 04:17:49 PM PST

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