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Where did the Music go?

While I being a technical type as is J.A. I realize the fact that the mainstream media industry is a profit marketing based business. Their writers just repeat the marketing hype ad speak provided by their advertisers.
The mainstream media writers have no technical background or even basic writing skills.

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While I being a technical type as is J.A. I realize the fact that the mainstream media industry is a profit marketing based business. Their writers just repeat the marketing hype ad speak provided by their advertisers.
The mainstream media writers have no technical background or even basic writing skills.

So "basic writing skills" are important to you? Same here. I will comment further if you correct the punctuation, grammatical, and usage errors in your above paragraph. While you're at it, make your point by specifying what you are talking about - that is, who is the "mainstream media industry" and "their writers"? That definition encompasses maybe a million people worldwide; do you maintain that all of them lack technical knowledge and writing skills?

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I thought that reply might happen. I know that my righten isn't so well, but I do have excellent reading skills and comprehention. I do expect professional and intelligent reporting from people that do writing as a profession (that would not be me).
The problem is that the majority of the country gets their info from just a few gigantic media sources that are more concerned with making money than providing truthful intelligent reporting.

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I'm game to cancel my concern about grammar, etc. Now to your point - it's very, very general. You may be right, but some examples would help.

Media consolidation has been going on for a long time - but a simultaneous counter to that has been people's increasing access, via the internet mostly, to a greater variety of different media sources. Joe Schmo in a rural town used to just read AP wire reports in his local Hearst newspaper, and get the major network news. Now that same guy can read blogs from all over the map - politically as well as geographically. If he wants to read BBC, or Nigerian news, libertarian gay Republican viewpoints, or Democratic Catholic gun-owners' viewpoints, they are at his fingertips.
If he wants to read stereo stuff, he doesn't have to just accept what Stereophile editors say, he can write in public that the Smithtech A2000 is terrible sounding, not at all what the reviewer said. Isn't the diversity and democratization of the media actually increasing in many ways?

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I see your point. There is a far greater amount of information and viewpoints available to the public nowdays.
Maybe it's not the media's fault that the general public is so easily mislead and believes that MP3's sound great because it's digital as stated in the TV news and local papers. If people are to lazy to research the info and just believe the major news sources then they are getting what they deserve.

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A valid point - but perhaps moderated by another point, which is that people can't be expected to pursue everything in life to its highest expression. For instance, while some audiophiles may be pursuing that hobby, they may be completely whiffing on appreciating the finer points of the automotive art (car nut says, "dumb public deserves to drive mere Fords and Toyotas, they can't appreciate Lamborghinis") or other things (fitness guru says "dumb public sits around listening to tunes and tv, they don't do the right thing and work out 6x/week like you actually should" while food gourmet says etc etc

I can respect all hobbies/pursuits/life areas but can only do a finite number, since I'm a human. The nobel prize winner or the working days and nights laborer or joe schmoe can't do it all. There are areas of life that audiophiles or anyone else has to say, yeah, that's good enough. So some smart folks may say their table radio is good enough - it's not a knock on their discernment, it's just a fact. They're curing cancer with the time saved, maybe. Or getting deeply into tattoos, or volunteering, or collecting beanie babies or baseball cards or modern art.

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The problem is that the majority of the country gets their info from just a few gigantic media sources..
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A valid point - but perhaps moderated by another point, which is that people can't be expected to pursue everything in life to its highest expression. For instance, while some audiophiles may be pursuing that hobby, they may be completely whiffing on appreciating the finer points of the automotive art (car nut says, "dumb public deserves to drive mere Fords and Toyotas, they can't appreciate Lamborghinis") or other things (fitness guru says "dumb public sits around listening to tunes and tv, they don't do the right thing and work out 6x/week like you actually should" while food gourmet says etc etc

I can respect all hobbies/pursuits/life areas but can only do a finite number, since I'm a human. The nobel prize winner or the working days and nights laborer or joe schmoe can't do it all. There are areas of life that audiophiles or anyone else has to say, yeah, that's good enough. So some smart folks may say their table radio is good enough - it's not a knock on their discernment, it's just a fact. They're curing cancer with the time saved, maybe. Or getting deeply into tattoos, or volunteering, or collecting beanie babies or baseball cards or modern art.

Or there are those that are "experts" on almost everything based on their research and internet searches despite never having actually participated in any of the subjects.

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