#1129 The free press has been bought (Corporate Media and Billionaires)

Aug 29, 2017, 10:00 PM

Air Date: 08/29/2017 Today we look at the systemic problem with advertiser-driven, for-profit media and how billionaires have begun exploiting the system to their own benefit even more Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Join the Best of the Left Social Network! Donate or become a Member to support the show!  Visit: https://www.patreon.com/BestOfTheLeft  Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Corporate corruption of news and the Access of Evil - We Are Here - Air Date 2-18-17 Ch. 3: Song 1:  Machine - David Ari Leon Ch. 4: Act 2: Sinclair & the Growing Reach of Conservative Media - On the Media - Air Date 5-11-17 Ch. 5: Song 2:  The Maelstrom - Jim Guthrie Ch. 6: Act 3: Sponsors underwriting their own puff pieces - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 2-24-17 Ch. 7: Song 3:  Hallelujah - Vitamin String Quartet Ch. 8: Act 4: Pro-Trump Network Sinclair Set to Become Nation's Biggest Broadcaster as FCC Weakens Ownership Rules - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 05-09-17 Ch. 9: Song 4:  Pas Si Simple - Yann Tiersen Ch. 10: Act 5: Media Consolidation is a Huge Problem and Even FDR Foresaw it as One - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 07-11-17 Ch. 11: Song 5:  Nothing Else Matters - Apocalyptica Ch. 12: Act 6: Craig Aaron on Sinclair Takeover - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 8-11-17 Ch. 13: Song 6:  End of the World - Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin Ch. 14: Act 7: Jeremy Scahill on the greatest trick the devil ever pulled - All Governments Lie Ch. 15: Song 7:  Dawn Departure, Jefferson County - Black Prairie Ch. 16: Act 8: Gawker and the New Era of Media Censorship - On The Media - Air Date 8-11-17 Voicemails Ch. 17: Just banned fascism in my house - Kevin from Louisiana Ch. 18: Arguing against free speech fundamentalism - Dave from Olympia, WA Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics Ch. 19: Final comments on the absurdity of fundamentalism in all its forms Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!