Bom bomAnd he's right. Media is a powerful force. I have my suspicions that part of the power of television is not that it tells stories that we can all relate to, but it tells stories that we wish we could relate to. Some women don't relate to Teri Hatcher in Desperate Housewives, but they probably wish that they looked as good as her, with a house as large as hers and so forth. Most men won't relate to the detectives on NCIS but they probably wish that they could kick down the door and "bust come caps in the ass" of some criminals.
Rock the nation
Take over television and radio stations
The truth shall come
Give the corporations some complications
Media's power is often through the visualisation of fantasy. It turns a fantasy into an on-screen reality. For as long as the audience's eyes are on the screen, that screen is their experiential reality. I support Franti in his efforts and want him to succeed. My trepidation comes through wondering whether his version of the media will have the same power because the fantasy/reality that he would probably put on those same screens may appeal to fewer people.