by Gayle Cue, Bangalow, NSW
“The power of media, whether direct or indirect, is a real power which acts on us, which modifies our behavior, our tastes and probably our thoughts. Like all authority, it cannot be applied at random. Otherwise, that power could become arbitrary and irresponsible. The power gives media people responsibility comparable to religious or political responsibility. In their own way they contribute to the establishment and maintenance of a human community. The well-being of that community should be their first concern.”1
As a community radio broadcaster I had felt this responsibility in my heart for many years, although I had not articulated it so succinctly. Then I came across this quote in a book so I typed it up on an A4 piece of paper and framed it… and hung it in Bay FM Community Radio, just outside the On Air studio to remind the 60 presenters who have a program, of the power of opening the microphone. It hangs there to this day.
It appears that many of our print media publishing houses need a copy too as they have done a disgraceful job of cut and pasting half baked stories for the purpose of inciting fervor in the community. For the most part, the articles are spiteful and damaging not only to those they denigrate but are a great disservice to the many who would benefit from exposure to the truth of what Universal Medicine is presenting.
1: “The Dalai Lama’s Book of Daily Meditations; the Path to Tranquility” compiled and edited by Renuka Singh