I had lunch with a friend the other day. We discussed hydrofracking. My friend spoke of the media coverup on the damage done by hydrofracking. The media has said precious little about the leaked gas, poisoned wells and earthquakes that resulted in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Ohio and Texas.
A huge problem exists with the money behind media. While our daily newspapers continue to shut down, most TV sources are owned by corporations with other corporate interests.
The result is that in the U.S. we get little relevant information. It is sad that I probably learn more news when I go abroad, and watch TV in Ireland or Canada.
Freedom of the press here exists only in theory. While the government cannot lawfully suppress information, corporations can and do.
As long as our media journalists lack integrity, we lack vital information. And without that information we, as the electorate, remain ill equipped to guide our democracy.