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MEDIA SENSATIONALISM AND TYRANNY oluochThreads: 1 Posts: 4 Apr 6, 10, 10:48am #1 MEDIA: A NEW AGE TYRANNY Debate is rife whether the Media whose primary role is to inform, is gradually evolving to become the New Age dictator in all aspects of our lives. Journalism ethics have been shoved aside for commercial gains, whereas it is believed that the Media's main objective in the market-place is to service democracy. Killing Competition As our trusted source of providing information and entertainment, the Media holds the power to shape public opinion. In recent times the Media has abdicated its role of educating us and is today focused entirely on improving their profits. Big Media companies in their quest for larger audiences and super profits have turned to buying out small independent media firms. This Consolidation is crudely strangling upstart Media companies and undermines democracy through limiting sources of disseminating information. According to Ted Turner in his article; My Beef With Big Media, appearing in the 2004
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