"Undermining my electoral viability since 2001."

Consumerist On Nightline

Shoppers Bite Back

This was out a little while ago, but it bears repeating for a couple of reasons.

  1. Corporations can be just a beureaucratic as government, are fundimentally less accountable and lack even a notional mission of "public service." Remember that when you listen to Republicans talking about how this or that should be privatized.
  2. An increasingly democratic distribution of media power (thanks to the internet, peace be unto It) is the 21st Century's freedom of the Press from a checks and balances perspective. Traditional "press" institutions are clearly failing their role as a Fourth Estate. Better to decentralize and distribute that responsibility now that it's technically feasible to do so on a national or global scale.