OpEdNews - Podcast: Robert McChesney, on Jeff Bezos Acquiring the Washington POst:
"So, what's your analysis of Jeff Bezos as the new owner of the Washington Post?
Back story, the context that's crucial is that commercial journalism is dying rapidly" because advertising has jumped ship. As a result there's just no money in journalism"
As a result the value of major media has dropped to one tenth of what it was 10-15 years ago.
So, billionaires who want to have political influence have gobbled them up.
Billionaires have different interests than the mainstream.
We need a fundamental discussion of the collapse of journalism in t his country.