Further Reasons for Misgivings about Fracking
Media outlets cannot be held accountable for every advertiser that buys space from them. For instance, very occasionally, Far-Right groups do advertise on MSNBC (though the ads always do leave me scratching my head over how they could possibly be worth the expense).
But, given how political ideologies, corporate interests, advocacy on socio-economic and environmental issues, and media coverage of all of the rest have, increasingly, become ambiguously differentiated elements of the public discussions, anything that seems to confirm one’s worst assumptions about conflicts of interest or shared self-interest can all too be easily seen as just such a confirmation.
All too often, however, our worst misgivings do turn out to have been very warranted.
In an earlier post, I expressed my misgivings that “fracking” and other “new” methods of energy development touted as providing “energy independence” for America were going to provide immense corporate profits at the expense of…
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