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Michael Pollak mpollak at
Mon Jan 17 13:18:39 PST 2000

On Sun, 16 Jan 2000, Doug Henwood wrote:

> There's a sentimental view that competition leads to diversity in
> both content and the number of voices. In fact, it leads to sameness
> in content, as everyone imitates everyone else (again, as we saw in
> the Lewinsky affair). . . .The only antidote to
> these tendencies is government policy to restrain combination and
> subsidize the offbeat-not exactly the most fashionable view these
> days, of course.

I'm not positive about this last bit. LBO and WFMU compete for reader-listeners through the market (if not exactly on a capitalist basis). Whereas PBS . . . I'm sorry, I fell asleep, were you talking to me?


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