To me, the number one lack in North American society is any progressive presence in the so-called news media. It doesn't matter what issue progressive people are most concerned about personally, we all suffer under the hegemony of corporate conservative journalism. And so do everyone who can't afford their own printing press or radio station.
Whenever it comes up though its always immediately assumed by everyone that the costs of publishing and broadcasting are simply too high for anyone but billionaires to have proffer any meaningful alternative. I disagree. Alternatives do exist and they can even be profitable. The majority of readers and viewers remain, after all, more or less liberal-left leaning at heart and in interest (hence the great expense in trying to indoctrinate and divert us all) but one mass market the corporates aren't so eager to exploit is a market which doesn't necessarily support their ownerships' agenda. Well I say its high time that we attempt what they obviously will not.
As a first step I now ask Babblers to answer this casual polling question.
Would you support (as in financially, as well as by word of mouth) a progressive left-leaning (professionally written and journalistically ethical) alternative press?
3) depends. (please state some reason)