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09 October 2005 @ 03:57 am
Al Gore on media and democracy  
Anyone who cares about the disturbing changes in our news media and political discourse should read Al Gore's recent speech: http://www.buzzflash.com/alerts/05/10/ale05154.html

Excerpt:

"The final point I want to make is this: We must ensure that the Internet remains open and accessible to all citizens without any limitation on the ability of individuals to choose the content they wish regardless of the Internet service provider they use to connect to the Worldwide Web. We cannot take this future for granted. We must be prepared to fight for it because some of the same forces of corporate consolidation and control that have distorted the television marketplace have an interest in controlling the Internet marketplace as well. Far too much is at stake to ever allow that to happen."

Ironically, it wasn't televised.