Amy Goodman does it again hosting on Democracy Now! veteran broadcast journalist Bill Moyers who spoke on Friday before 3,500 at the opening of the National Conference on Media Reform in Memphis. He announced his return to the airwaves and outlined his vision of media reform.
"As ownership gets more and more concentrated, fewer and fewer independent sources of information have survived in the marketplace; and those few significant alternatives that do survive, such as PBS and NPR, are under growing financial and political pressure to reduce critical news content and to shift their focus in a mainstream direction, which means being more attentive to establishment views than to the bleak realities of powerlessness that shape the lives of ordinary people."
"It is absolutely stunning, frightening, how the major media organizations were willing, even solicitous hand-puppets of a state propaganda campaign cheered on by the partisan, ideological press to go to war."