Craig Aaron, “When Whinosaurs Attack!,” Huffington Post, February 7, 2012


Craig Aaron, When Whinosaurs Attack!Huffington Post, February 7, 2012


“[Y]hese whiny media dinosaurs — or whinosaurs for short — have no shame.”


Yes, but it takes two to tango. Without Congressional support, the broadcasters’ whining would have long ago fallen on deaf ears at the FCC. This is where Free Press falls short. It’s willing to complain about the broadcasters and occasionally the FCC, but it’s not willing to get at the root of the problem, which is Congress, including some of its closest Congressional allies such as Reps John Dingell and Edward Markey, and Senators Rockefeller and Kerry. Of course, the Republicans are just as much in the pocket of the broadcasters as the Democrats on this issue. But Free Press cannot very well go after the Republicans when there is no light between them and the Democrats on this issue. When Free Press is willing to go after both Democrats and Republicans on this and related bipartisan issues in conflict with the public interest, I’ll stand up and applaud. Until then, it’s not much more than bloviasauring.


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