In any large industry there has always been a problem with too much power developing within certain companies. These monopolies are now policed and controlled by government regulations, limiting their potential for corrupting markets and influencing too many people. The media industry is claimed by many to have become controlled by these type of large corporations and is supposedly corrupting the information given to the general public; therefore, leading to a more globalized world that is controlled by specific people. Benjamin Compaine’s article, “Global Media” fails in proving that large “media barons” (37) are not overrunning the global media market by only stating statistics and trying to establish ethos rather than establishing strong pathos and utilizing literary devices to get more general appeal.
Although I do agree with his argument and I feel that he gets the necessary facts out to back up his claims, only stating statistic after statistic really wears on a reader and even causes confusion at times. Just in the first section of his article, he names 19 different companies and speaks of different sales and acquisitions they made in recent years. For most people, an argument would be just as strongly made if he would have used fewer names and gone into more detail about that company and the importance of those statistics behind each company. Having large amounts of data is important, but it needs to be used in manner that is easily understood and that proves a point very clearly.