Every bit of McChesney's "thinking" that I read seems obviously to have been hatched in one of those pot-induced sessions where up seems like down, because, if you think hard enough... see, man?
I know this isn't exactly the kind of transcendentalism I recently promised--and I'm not up for a long-ass argument about this stuff. I just want to go on record in early April of '10 siding with those who think that unregulation was what was so awesome about the internet.
Freedom. I value freedom. Even if that means that I live in a society where other people have more money than I do and can broadcast more loudly than I can. To have freedom, I need to be able to make choices; to have choices, I need to be able to choose good, evil, hatred, love, bigotry, Glenn Beck, and Maoist socialism.... all at the same bandwidth. AND, if there's an internet provider that doesn't want to let me access socialist bullshit or corporate propaganda, I think that's fine... but that's a longer story, isn't it?