Brett Madsen,
Eric Mack,
79 MINS

Ep. 5 – Game Theory: Media Product Versus Media Content

December 14, 2016

Welcome to Liberally Correct!

In the final Liberally Correct episode of 2016, millennials Eric Mack and Brett Madsen give a brief overview of the history of media in the age of rapid corporate consolidation. They discuss how fake news, biased/spun news and sensationalist material is simply easier to monetize in today’s niche media environment that for the most part is dependent on clicks. They also talk about the business and marketing of content and media, and how the transition from a product-based economy to a content-based economy is affecting not just the news and how we obtain information, but every aspect of our day-to-day lives.

Leave us a comment below if you like the episode!

Movies Mentioned That Are Worth Watching

Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, directed by George Clooney)

This Episode’s 45 RPM Single

In each episode, we will create a 45 RPM single with the intro and outro music (each typically taken from the same album). The intro music is the A-side; the outro music is the B-side. We believe music should be more relevant when it comes to politics, so we’re showcasing some songs we like each episode.

Even though this technically violates copyright law since the songs are not “podsafe,” you have options below to stream or buy the album or songs in order to offset any potential revenue lost on the part of the artist or record label. (Hopefully this will keep them from coming after us to cease and desist for, you know, giving their music free advertising.)

If you like what you hear, give it some extra spins (and let us know in the comments below that you’re buying or streaming the songs so we can actually have a legal defense in the future).

A-side: “False Media” by The Roots, from Game Theory (2006)

B-side: “Don’t Feel Right” by The Roots, from Game Theory (2006)

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“False Media” on YouTube

“Don’t Feel Right” on YouTube

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