Listening to Al Gore talk about the lost "marketplace of ideas". TV stations used to (it doesn't seem like they do anymore... at least I can't find it) have some requirement for educational programming?
Should MySpace, Friendster, and the Facebook have the same thing? Especially when it comes to news.
In fact, I wonder whether or not Newscorp is interested in MySpace to reengage youth from a news a political perspective. MySpace News... pump a bunch of news stories into those kinds of networks... an opportunity to research facts, etc... give them the tools to collaborate and discuss. That's the way to engage the youth... not with a young people's version of Fox News or MSNBC.