First, to those of you in Chicagoland, set your VCRs to tape CBS Channel 2, tomorrow morning, May 17, at 5am. The show is Different Drummers, and the topic is the Peace Movement. The show, the panel, the audience are all stridently antiwar. Chicago Media Action gets a brief mention at the very end.
Also, check out this interview on TomPaine.com. It features Berkeley linguist George Lakoff [pronounced "LAKE-off"], whom I heard speak at a memorial service for Jim McCawley. Lakoff emphasizes the importance of framing in political debates especially vis-a-vis placing your points in a positive light; he also notes that the
Wrong Right is doing a better job of this than the left. Read it. It's worth your time.
Even if [FCC Chair Michael] Powell prevails on June 2, the tempest will continue to grow. He may ultimately be remembered not for loosening the rules but for pushing so hard he woke America up, forcing public-interest concerns back into the debate over media ownership.
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