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Anybody Can Play
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"There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We can reduce the focus to a soft blur, or sharpen it to crystal clarity. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear."
The classic opening from the Outer Limits comes to mind reading this Washington Post piece: Islamic Group Urges Muslims to Invest in Media.
Muslim tycoons should buy stakes in global media outlets to help change anti-Muslim attitudes around the world, ministers from Islamic countries heard at a conference in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.
Information ministers and officials meeting under the auspices of the 57-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the world's largest Islamic body, said Islam faced vilification after the September 11 attacks, when 19 Arabs killed nearly 3,000 people in U.S. cities in 2001. ...
"Muslim investors must invest in the large media institutions of the world, which generally make considerable profits, so that they have the ability to affect their policies via their administrative boards," OIC chief Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu told the gathering in the Saudi city of Jeddah.
The Organization of the Islamic Conference may be the first international body to openly suggest that the key to influencing American policy is not to open larger embassies or hire more lobbyists, but to buy up the media. And make money into the bargain. But wait. What good would it do the OIC? If the media were the impartial reporters of the truth they declare themselves to be then OIC chief Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu's suggestions would be an exercise in futility. Is there not a "firewall" between editorial and corporate?