The problem here is that many public networks shy away from these documentaries BECAUSE of the clout of Scientology. However, ARD is supported by public euros and as such answers to nobody even the government. Many whine about having to pay a TV tax, but I gladly pay my monthly TV tax as it produces documentaries that ask hard hitting questions. Public networks would definitely not support it...
I am a supporter of free markets and capitalism, but at times we need the government.
Yes, at times we need the government - but journalism is clearly not a job for the government. Do you think we need a government newspaper, because the normal newspapers are too scared of pissing of corporations or religions? How do you explain away all the good and controversial journalistic work done by privately owned newspapers and TV-stations all over the world? Believe me, there are plenty of good journalists and editors in the private media.
Hopefully this also means that those three-strike laws wont be possible, since getting broadband access should be a legal right.
Legal rights and privileges are often conditional on good behavior - and they can be forfeit.
Your "Right to Travel" isn't a "Get Out Of Jail Free" card.
Yes but it means, like the case is for jail, that an actual court needs to take away that right. Not your ISP based on a form letter from the content lobby.
These kind of studies are largely pointless. We already know this, and the media industry will not believe it regardless of how many studies come to this conclusion.
You're right, but the important part is convincing society in general, and of course politicans. And at least some of them _do_ listen to/read academic papers.
As someone else mentioned, an imperial gallon is greater than a US gallon.
As usual, non-metric units make no fucking sense at all.
Oblig. Grampa Simpson quote: "The metric system is the tool of the devil! My car gets forty rods to the hogshead and that's the way I likes it."
To downgrade the human mind is bad theology. - C. K. Chesterton