I ran across this speech that Bill Moyers gave to the Society of Professional Journalists on Sept. 11th, 2004.
He covers a lot of ground. Get a cup of coffee and read it like your life depends on it.
A profound transformation is happening here. The framers of our nation never envisioned these huge media giants; never imagined what could happen if big government, big publishing and big broadcasters ever saw eye to eye in putting the public’s need for news second to their own interests — and to the ideology of free-market economics.
I was looking for something completely different when I stumbled on this; it’s stashed on a couple of different public affairs sites. Several of the examples of big, underreported stories will make the hairs go up on the back of your neck.
It’s worth emailing to a friend or two, too.