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A large part of that older, advocacy type of journalism consisted in there being numerous media outlets, all individually owned. Now 10 major corporations own most of the media in the U.S. and other parts of the world. The internet, internet news sites, and bloggers return us to multiple views, reports, and analyses, and people not only choose which to read and believe, but they are given the right to balance for themselves what they read since such an abundance and variety of news now exists. We don't have this with corporate owned mainstream media.

I may be going out on a limb here, but I think that objectivity is a personal responsibility. Of course some businesses and people value that such a goal; others, unfortunately, do not see it as a value at all....

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