Re: Free Press Int'l Takes Heat for Slighting Local Affairs

O.K., folks, settle down. As a local attender of the Conference on Media Reform, i can tell you that an announcement was made during the wrap-up that it is important for people to write to Mayor Francis Slay([search]) and advise him to set up a civilian review board for the City P. D. I agree that an Oversight Board is what we really want, with some investigative power and teeth. The ideas that are being brought to St. Louis by Free Press are all about JUSTICE. Some of us have become discouraged about the existence of such a concept. The idea of media reform is to place the power of print, broadcast, and internet into the hands of the people, instead of in the claws of the corporate conglomerates. They feed us a lot of sensationalist nonsense about movie stars and other subjects having little to do with our own lives. We need to know what is actually happening in the places where our children are fighting wars "for us" when decisions were made behind closed doors to mislead us with outright lies.

We need to have better direct access to the people in government who are "representing us";
right now the ones who have that access are highly paid special interest lobbyists. We need to return to the original ideas of our Constitution and Bill of Rights, restoring ourselves to a government of the people, by the people. This may be a lot of hard work, beyond griping on a public blog, although the blog is a good start. Thanks for taking the time to hear me out.

You will certainly be hearing more on this subject. Hey, i counted over 200 attendees to the conference from MO, and the majority from the metro area!

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