By John J. DvorakPosted September 09, 2018 12:14PMOne of the biggest threats to the future of our collective society and democracy is the way the media is being manipulated by corporate media companies and their politicians.
In a time when our democracy is in crisis, we should have a real debate about how we want to shape our news and our discourse.
And we need to do it in a way that is not only honest but also accountable to the people and the democracy we are all sworn to uphold.
In a way, the media itself is the problem.
Its business model is built on advertising revenue.
And if we want a more sustainable media model, it has to be sustainable for the public interest as well as the corporations profits.
The fact that the media has been so profitable for so long means that it has already had the ability to shape the public debate and the debate about the future.
The media has long been able to profit by telling us what we want, when we want it, and in what way it wants it.
But as we see the way things are going in the US, where we are at a crossroads, it is time to face the reality that we are in a crisis that has consequences for our democracy.
We are in an era of unprecedented political polarization and political repression, and it is up to us to lead a real conversation about how our democracy works.
I am not saying that a conversation is impossible.
The political system we live in is not perfect, but it is better than it has ever been in our history.
It is better because it has been built on the principles of accountability and transparency that have been so central to our democracy and our freedom.
And we have to start talking about this in a serious way.
For example, it’s time for the media to stop lying about what is going on in our democracy when it comes to the way we get our news.
It has to stop saying that we can just read it in the news.
And it has no place in a democracy that is about free speech.
It can only serve as an excuse to keep on pushing the envelope.
So, let’s talk about it.
Let’s talk honestly about the media, its business model, and the impact it is having on our democracy, both domestically and abroad.
Because it is a major obstacle to the healthy functioning of our democracy: Its reliance on advertising revenues.
We have had the financial incentive to pay for the information that the mass media produces.
And the corporations have been able, in a time of unprecedented polarization, to shape and control our democracy in ways that benefit the wealthy and the powerful at the expense of the rest of us.
In many ways, we live our lives in a bubble, and I’m not just talking about the bubble around the bubble in the United States.
The world is experiencing a massive crisis in our society, and if we don’t confront the reality of how things are happening, the bubble will burst.
And what are we going to do about this?
We’re going to need a real, serious discussion about how to transform the media.
There are three basic ways we can start:1.
We can have a serious conversation about what to do with the mass press and how to change its business models.
I have argued that the only way to create a more transparent, more accountable, more independent media is to start by having real, real debates about what the media should be.
For a long time, I have advocated for a new media paradigm, a new type of media that is both open and accountable.
But there are two fundamental problems with this approach: First, there are no good alternatives to the old media.
We are all familiar with the old models: news magazines, television networks, print newspapers.
And, secondly, we need new media that can operate independently of commercial and corporate control.
So what do we do with all of these outlets that have become the monopolies of the corporate media?
There are two main ideas.
The first is to make them more accountable.
The second is to break up the media conglomerates and create new media with new owners.
This would mean restructuring and privatizing the mass newspapers, radio stations, television stations, newspapers, and radio and television networks.
We need to change the way mass media is financed.
The First Step: Reform the Mass Media Ownership ModelI am not proposing to change all the old ways of doing business.
In fact, there is a lot of good work going on right now in the U.S. to change how our media are run.
The biggest example is the Open Media Initiative, a public-private consortium that is doing a lot to create more transparency in the ownership of media outlets.
I think we can do a lot more.
I know we have a number of good ideas, but what really matters is how we make the media more accountable and more transparent. The