They Fear Individualism: The Real Success Behind the Alternative Media
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
For many decades; the controlled mainstream media had a monopoly on the flow of information. When I was young we had threse networks. ABC,CBS,NBC, PBS and NPR. The news shaped the political agenda for the nation. They had no competition reporting the news for a long time. Now thanks to the internet, now they are faced with real competition. AM radio was dead since the Nixon year with the Fairness Doctrine as a way to silence his critics on talk radio. It was until President Reagan lifted the fairness doctrine. This policy change gave rise to talk radio starting with Rush Limbaugh.
Rush Limbaugh who is a controlled shill for the neo cons. Most of us started out listening to Rush when he first started out until we learned more as time goes went on. He paved the way for patriot talk radio to be in full swing today. Now alternative media is starting to eclipse Rush Limbaugh’s audience. Even though Rush was a check valve divert back to thew left. Still he is the controlled opposition with a conservative twist to keep the people inline. He was a springboard bringing forth the alternative media.
The internet has given rise to citizen journalist who are not constrained by a chief editor or a boss. Freedom of speech and the press at its best. They are their own boss answering only to the readers and free to pursue what the writer desires to post. We are not collectivist, but individualist free to report what the mainstream news media dare not touch or phony neo con radio cover. The internet has exemplified what makes America great because it is people free to express their personal convictions on every issue. In a collectivist society, the individual is subdued by the collective thought with no incentive to excel by their own initiative .