Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Buzzflash Headline Re: Medical Malpractice

How is the Corporate Run Media Different Than the Old Soviet Media? The Corporate Mega Media Companies Make a Profit: "4 Networks Reject Ad Opposing Bush on Lawsuits"

I figured this was an interesting story, and it is, but BOY is it understated. It's about how an advocacy group named USAction wants to run a commercial before the SOTU speech tomorrow criticizing Bush's goals concerning medical malpractice. The commercial had a guy whose son was irreparably harmed by medical mistakes, and the guy calls out Bush in the commercial. The four major networks won't run it because it is controversial and they supposedly have a policy on that.

But down at the bottom of the story is the clinker, which shows the networks are truly owned by the Bushies and big business:

Business groups, including the National Association of Manufacturers and the United States Chamber of Commerce, plan media and lobbying campaigns in support of Mr. Bush's proposals on civil litigation.

You want to bet that the networks will be fine running those ads? You're not going to get good odds, friends.