Academic: Media and Self Expression...Getting It Out There!!

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University instructor at Marylhurst University specializing in media, Mike Randolph, is back with me to discuss the value of our current world information freedom through the internet. As famous advocate, Noam Chomsky, says, "The real mass media are basically trying to divert people...[saying] Let them do something else, but don’t bother us (us being the people who run the show). Let them get interested in professional sports, for example. Let everybody be crazed about professional sports or sex scandals or the personalities and their problems or something like that. Anything, as long as it isn’t serious. Of course, the serious stuff is for the big guys. "We" take care of that (according to the people who run the show, that is). 

Well, guess what!? The people who run the show (those who hold the power in this world) didn't count on the transparency created by the internet. They didn't count on having to race ahead of so many (and often failing) in order to get out their spin on what's what. In other words, those who hold the power are losing their grip on the media and their ability to control how and what we get as information. Join Mike and I as we discuss this new, never before experienced, freedom of speech and influence on a global scale.  

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