It's difficult for the average person to know the affiliations and
biases of the "real" news organizations. For example, Italy has two or
more newsweeklies more or less on the Time/Newsweek format. I know
that one is owned by Berlusconi's empire, but I can't remember which
one. So I don't bother to read either (I read the Economist instead).

Probably most educated Italians do know exactly who owns what, but
there is a large mass of uneducated people who don't.

On 4/22/06, Andreas Haugstrup <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Apr 2006 11:44:02 +0200, Josh Wolf <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> wrote:
> > In regards to the first question, I'm not
> > really sure that I am not doing both. In presenting news of the
> > demonstration I have created an excerpted video of what I saw
> > observing the demonstration. I can't really say that it isn't my
> > personal version of what transpired, but in a sense that's what news
> > is, an observers version of what they feel has transpired.
> Yeah, I realized right after hitting "send" that I phrased it wrong. I
> meant news, not your personal account of what you thought *should* have
> happened. Sorry about that. My point is just that I, as an outsider to the
> case, can't trust your footage anymore than I can trust the police's
> version of the story. With so-called citizen journalists the
> readers/viewers have an even worse chance of figuring out affiliations and
> bias. For all I know you could've been an active participant in the
> demonstration.
> --
> Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen
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best regards,
Deirdré Straughan (personal) (work)

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