Too big to fail?

Gannett Co., the global media company, said Thursday it will buy Belo Corp. for $2.2 billion. The deal will make Gannett the USA’s fourth largest owner of major network affiliates, reaching nearly a third of U.S. households.

“This deal is about much more than broadcast,” Gannett CEO Gracia Martore said in a note to Gannett employees. “It significantly expands the reach of Gannett overall. We will solidify our position as the largest local media company. . . . This increased reach will give us an even greater opportunity to leverage our hometown advantage and strong brand leadership across all of our businesses.

Why is the government not stopping media monopolies? Could it be easier to control the media when there are fewer players?

Bio Technology

Mississippi is behind in the major research in bio technology. Today the courts said you can not patent human genes but you can patent all man made genes and life. Frankenstein would love to be alive so he could create synthetic life and sell it. The average H.S. graduate does not even have the intellectual foundation to judge the moral and ethical issues of modern human endeavors. Corporations hire high price lawyers to manipulate the courts and public to milk them dry as the public fails to have the ability to understand the political issues of the future of their children.  Many politicians can not grasp the scope of actions they take in leadership roles when the big picture is not within their ability to understand but a minority of voters has faith in them.

Should we allow government to make babies out of a dead man’s sperm?

Dansette