June 6, 2010
A local radio station switched from easy-music to become a third Right-wing All-talk station. Two 24-hour blathering Republicans were not enough to pick between. Yet if we ask for "equal time" for an opposing point of view: Democratic, Socialist, Communist or Libertarian; we're told the marketplace has decided. But only Money has decided. Money bought those stations, and pays to disseminate its agenda. Rich companies buy the ads, for rich suburbanites to hear driving their SUV's to the mall. No advertiser wants a bus-riding welfare-recipient's attention. No collective of slave-wage earners can buy a radio outlet. There is no "free-market".