I hate to think that I am a product of mass media. Are my preferences, notions, and opinions shaped by how the media and thus the corporations spew out their “information”? Am I just one person in a mindless mob programmed to buy this or that, think a particular thing, feel a particular thing? I’d like to think that I’m original that what I do is not mediated in anyway else to what some CEO in some big conglomerate wants me to do so that he or she can profit. It almost seems hopeless–that I can’t escape any of this even if I don’t watch television or listen to the radio.