So I remember what these channels were like BEFORE they were allowed to take corporate money. I also remember what they were like BEFORE the Telecommunications Act of 1995 allowed the corporations to take over the mainstream press by being able to own more than one station/outlet at a time than they were before.
I also remember when I didn't have one single problem getting onto a new show, documentary, or talk show. Now I have reporters telling me they were fired within days of even speaking to me on the phone!
But the gauntlett was thrown down as far as I was concerned when "A Path Appears" with Nicholas Kristof about sex trafficking aired on PBS. I hadn't been asked for one sound bite. To me it was like a show about alcoholism without one mention of Bill Wilson or AA.
I had one of my "did I drop acid?" moments with that one…