Citas | Paul Krugman | In Media Res | NYT
The "fairness doctrine" forced broadcast media to give comparable representation to opposing points of view. Restrictions on ownership maintained a diversity of voices… Over the past 15 years, however, much of that system has been dismantled. The F.C.C. says that the old rules are no longer necessary because the marketplace has changed. According to the official line, new media — first cable television, then the Internet — have given the public access to a diversity of news sources, eliminating the need for public guidelines.
And the Internet is a fine thing for policy wonks and news junkies. But most people have neither the time nor the inclination. Realistically, the Net does little to reduce the influence of the big five sources.