For the average American hoping to cast an informed vote in their own best interest, the field of possible news sources on which to base that vote is vast and confusing. In the monetized twenty four hour news cycle, journalists are often paid by the click. All of our mainstream media is owned by six corporations today, down from 50 in 1983. Politics and the economy have become such explosive, depressing topics, many of us tune out altogether to save our sanity. Around us we find uninformed Americans lost in the information age.
Honest journalism, not molded by profit margins is the only tool we have to address this breakdown. It’s the backbone of a strong democracy. To paraphrase Eisenhower, only and Alert and Knowledgeable citizenry can ensure the proper meshing of the interests of American corporations with the best interests of the American people.