I see your point. I don't watch TV, will rent the odd DVD, listen to only public (commercial free) radio. But if someone on this site made some incredulous claim, I'm compelled to do my own digging to see if they're right or wrong. To do that requires me to visit the mainstream and offstream media. Take the media away and the world gets dumber, not smarter or more free.
Same here. But i think if there was no media the world would be a little smarter. It would require them to find their own info. Instead of being fed bull**** from corprate sponsored news broadcasts that they seem to believe so much of.