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GUEST,AKRick Ani DiFranco Song Censored on Letterman? (135* d) RE: Ani DiFranco Song Censored on Letterman? 20 Jul 01

The purpose of the media (the mass corporate media that "provides" the vast amount of disinfotainment) is to provide audiences to advertisers. Any entertainer that shakes up the complacency of the audience, distracting them from the upcoming commercial, interferes with that function. Since much of Ani's aim is to make people think outside the box, it's only natural that the corporate execs would have a problem with some of Ani's material. This is not overt censorship, but a structural form. If it's not an innocous product and easy to sell to millions of mindless consumers, then the corporate media shuns it.

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