Media

FU FCC, Part II

FU FCC, Part II

OK, so this FCC clampdown is not an entirely done deal…at least not in the legal sense. Media coverage of this has conspicuously disappeared from many of the traditional outlets. I wonder if the fact that many of the news networks are owned by the very companies that stand to gain the most by a Continue reading FU FCC, Part II

FU FCC

FU FCC

As recently as February FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that “Preserving the Internet as an open platform for innovation and expression while providing certainty and predictability in the marketplace is an important responsibility of this agency.” Late yesterday, Mr. Wheeler had a dramatic change of heart and went all Game of Thrones Red Wedding on Continue reading FU FCC

What Makes Me Happy

What Makes Me Happy

There are a number of things that I find real pleasure in. Among the top are listening to The Replacements, randomly catching the movie Airplane on television, watching documentaries, reading a great book, watching Family Guy and ripping on media mogul charlatan Jeff Zucker. When any two of these collide, it’s pure joy…the type of Continue reading What Makes Me Happy

It Matters

It Matters

I wrote about Controlling the Media and Controlling the Message last week, so I am not going to go down that road again. I’m also not going to blather on about how I DO NOT find Comcast at fault. I firmly believe what they are doing is legal. I would also like to reiterate that Continue reading It Matters

Control the Media. Control the Message.

Control the Media. Control the Message.

“Control the media. Control the message.” So wrote philosopher and media theorist Marshall McLuhan. Even though media has changed since McLuhan gave us that very Warholian statement; today “media” encompasses a great deal of both content and distribution while the “message” is still…well, it’s still the message. The ideas and thoughts contained within the media. Continue reading Control the Media. Control the Message.

Black Mirror

Black Mirror

You should watch Black Mirror.   You’re probably not watching Charlie Brooker’s brilliant show Black Mirror because it isn’t easy to find on American television. In fact, I am not sure where to find it except on bootleg sites. It’s not on BBC America, it’s not available on American iTunes, Netflix or Amazon. Frankly, it’s Continue reading Black Mirror