Ben Peek (benpeek) wrote,
Ben Peek

bit before that's interesting, then this:

'in comparison with the press of the liberal era, the mass media have on the one hand attained an incomparably greater ranger and effectiveness--the sphere of the public realm itself has expanded correspondingly. on the other hand they have been moved ever further out of this sphere and reentered the once private sphere of commodity exchange. the more their effectiveness in terms of publicity increased, the more they became accessible to the pressure of certain private interests, where individual or collective. whereas formerly the press was able to limit itself to the transmission and amplification of the rational-critical debate of private people assembled into a public, now conversely this debate gets shaped by the mass media to begin with.'

p 188

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