With the proposed changers to media ownership laws Mark Day puts a realist spin on the outcome.

The Howard Government may support the principles of a free enterprise market economy, but when it comes to media it says one thing and does the other. It now plans to re-regulate the radio sector in a way that will return us to the bad old days. It is a backward step, one pushed on it by its populist bush partners, the Nationals, who in turn are reacting to a classic bush whinge. FULL STORY THE AUSTRALIAN