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meades
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posted 03 August 2002 10:42 PM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Click!
quote:
In Italy's controversial media climate, Milan's
Radio Popolare is a rare example of a
broadcaster not controlled directly or indirectly
by media magnate Prime Minister Silvio
Berlusconi.

...

"Silvio Berlusconi and
his entourage control,
right now, 80-90% of
the TV channels and a
part of the radio
system..."



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skdadl
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posted 04 August 2002 10:33 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Look at that photo of Berlusconi -- slick, chilling.

But it's good to hear that these people are thriving. I keep hoping for the Italians. They deserve so much better.


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DrConway
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posted 04 August 2002 01:16 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What I'm just -ing over is that the level of media concentration under the current leader of Italy is just outrageous. Yet I don't hear any conservatives here whining about levels of media concentration or the potential for political interference in the media over there.

Berlusconi makes Izzy Asper look like a piker, that's for sure.


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skdadl
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posted 04 August 2002 01:26 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My favourite Berlusconi story is still the bastard's pompous demand of the women of Genoa that they take their laundry lines down during the G8 summit -- he was scandalized at the thought that his power-buddies would see all those bloomers strung between apartment buildings in the old city.

Up with bloomers!


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'lance
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posted 04 August 2002 07:52 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'll drink to that, skdadl!
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