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Mel Hathorn

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· The Prisoner's Dilemma

· Celts and Kings

· The Castlereagh Connection

Short Stories
· Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Oliver Wight Tavern in Old Sturbridge Village

· Spanking Plato: Prologue - Chapter 3

· Sticking it to the Man

· Women in White: Parts 1-6

· Men In Black

· A Study and Discussion Guide to The Prisoner's Dilemma

· The Corporation Who Mistook Itself for a Person

· The Gymnast

· No Broccoli Tonight!!!

· The Prisoner's Dilemma (Authors note)

· Stages in the development of Social Change

· But Who's Going To Clean The Toilets?

· George Will's Unanswered Questions

· The People's Fund

· Letter to World Leaders

· An Open Letter to Connecticut Transit

· Constitutional Amendment to end Corporate Personhood

· Is Reaganomics Dead?

· A Reasonable Teaching Philosophy?

· No Taxation Without Representation

· Georgie Porgie

· The Battle Hymn of the Republic Updated" contributed

· Lament for Lost Liberties

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· A New Business!

· Spanking Plato

· Nobel Prize Nomination

· The First Crack in the Wall

· Are the predictions I made in The Prisoner’s Dilemma happening?

· Get The Prisoner's Dilemma free!

· Dust Cover Copy for The Prisoner's Dilemma

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An Open Letter To Ted Turner, Rupert Murdock and Other Media Moguls

5/29/2003 8:33:00 AM

by Mel Hathorn

This is argument stating that it makes no difference what the outcome of the FCC decision regarding relaxation of the rules of media ownership is.
An Open Letter to Ted Turner, Rupert Murdock and other media moguls:
By Melvin Hathorn

As I write this there is great controversy over the relaxation of the rules that restrict media ownership. Although many have serious concerns about the damage to the free flow of information that would result from such a relaxation, I believe that it really makes no difference. So let the FCC relax media ownership rules. For you see, NO ONE BELIEVES YOU!

You portray George Bush in his flight suit strutting around the flight deck of aircraft carrier like a peacock displaying his full plumage and we recognize spin. You fail to ask questions of the powerful that the public is asking among themselves and we recognize your cover-up. The great reporters of the past, Edward R. Morrow, Walter Winchel and Walter Cronkite are of another age and era. Now we have Entertainment TV and Inside Edition. Therefore, NO ONE BELIEVES YOU!

Nobody believes you because you’ve already lost whatever bit of credibility you have had. You have traded whatever sense of ethics and responsibility you‘ve once had to provide honest reporting and quality programming for a quick buck. The swill that you feed us, Jerry Springer, Reality TV, etc., I would not feed to the hogs that produce my morning bacon. This swill is not fit for the swine of Gerasenes. Swill that the Prodigal Son would reject. SO NO ONE RESPECTS YOU ANYWAY!

I suppose that there are a few unenlightened souls still chained to the back of Plato’s cave who continue to believe in the reality of your reflected shadows and illusions. But these few misguided souls are rapidly dwindling and soon all your profits and quick bucks will dwindle along with them. Because NO ONE RESPECTS YOU!

So let the FCC relax media rules; it will not make any difference. Because WE NEITHER RESPECT OR BELIEVE YOU!

More News by Mel Hathorn

· A New Business! - 5/30/2012 7:27:00 AM
· Spanking Plato - 3/2/2012 7:55:00 AM
· Nobel Prize Nomination - 1/6/2012 9:19:00 AM
· The First Crack in the Wall - 3/2/2011 6:06:00 AM
· Are the predictions I made in The Prisoner’s Dilemma happening? - 3/24/2010 7:09:00 AM
· Get The Prisoner's Dilemma free! - 10/24/2009 3:56:00 AM
· Dust Cover Copy for The Prisoner's Dilemma - 2/3/2009 10:36:00 AM
· New Review Re: Celts and Kings - 10/30/2007 10:06:00 AM
· An Interview With Mel Hathorn about Celts and Kings - 9/13/2007 11:13:00 AM
· An Open Letter to Donald Trump - 11/14/2005 8:11:00 AM
· Cover Copy for Celts and Kings - 4/6/2005 7:23:00 AM
· Reaction to Celts and Kings so far - 5/31/2004 8:14:00 AM
· New novel!  - 3/28/2004 6:49:00 AM
· Excerpts from The Croesus Question - 3/19/2002 6:41:00 AM
· Excerpts from The Cable Connection - 3/19/2002 6:36:00 AM
· Excerpts from The Castlereagh Connection - 3/19/2002 6:32:00 AM
· Excerpts from The Journey: A Story For Those Who Blew It Or Are About To - 3/18/2002 12:21:00 PM

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