Mississippi AG: Corporate media ownership "a concern"

At a luncheon for Mississippi's Capitol Press Corps, state Attorney General Jim Hood (D) spoke out about the growing influence of corporate media:

"Something that worries me more so than the war and Iraq and money in politics is freedom of the press," Hood said. "Is our press free anymore? The corporate ownership of the press nationally is a concern to me." [...]

He said he worries that newspapers' editorials are dictated by out-of-state corporate offices.

Big Media execs don't have to worry about seeing Hood in court anytime soon. As the AP clarifies, "[Hood] said he was not threatening litigation. He simply wanted to express his frustrations."