You shall excuse the obvious irony with Flavor Flav talking about folk watching Garbage. That is beside the point. I don’t think Flav thought he would be doing NOW what he was decrying then.
Carmen Twittered me a bunch of us(Screen Name Inkognegro, Followmenow) giving us a heads up on a crime that makes Ocean 11 look like taking too many pennies from the take one leave one cup down at the Piggly Wiggly.
what crime? From the Black Agenda Report
On February 17 of next year, 5,100 new digital TV channels are scheduled to become operational. Every single one of them is stolen.
The biggest theft of the public airwaves in U.S. history is nearly complete, a crime perpetrated in semi-secret, that transfers a brand new universe of the digital broadcast spectrum into the possession of wholly undeserving corporations. As a result Blacks, other minorities, unions, community organizations and all other non-rich societal stakeholders may be shut out of the main streams of television for the foreseeable future.
So, what’s the big deal?
Ponder, if you will, how the media failed to do its due diligence in regards to the run-up to the Iraq War.
Ponder, if you will, the media’s performance during the election.
Ponder, if you will, the media’s ability to obsess on a topic, drill it into the ground and do NOTHING to enlighten people on what’s really going on. (See Favre, Brett)
Ponder, if you will, The current incarnation of One Flavor Flav versus the incarnation of Mr. Flav that existed when the soundtrack of this post first appeared twenty years ago.
Finally, ponder, if you will, the ability willingness of the mainstream media to address anything with the necessary complexity in order to inform us.
Clearly the Corporate Media (the messenger of the Universal Evil “THEY” that I talk about so much) has no interest in being anything other than what they are.
Clearly they aren’t interested in a whole lot of competition for the nation’s attention.
Clearly true information isn’t going to just hop up on your lap, ladies and gentlemen, you are going to have to continue to go out there and get it.