Even this dastardly internet. I would never have gotten a computer, but my husband dragged it home, and once he makes up his mind, he doesn't care what or how I think. I am trying to get myself away from the internet, but it is addictive. It has destroyed my interior life and scattered my mind so that it is almost impossible to do any type of mental prayer.
Yes, the Internet has as lot of distractions and requires self-discipline (and other prudent measures, such as keeping Internet connected PCs in a public room) to use properly.
However, the fact remains that the Internet has allowed poor but faithful Traditional Catholics to get the truth out there.
Cost to start a TV station: Millions
Cost to create a movie: tens of Millions
Cost to start a website: a few bucks, or even free.
It's true that a lot of BAD guys can post their erroneous garbage on the Net as well, but at least Trad Catholics can link to all the good stuff, and we could stick to that. In that way, we can have free access to edifying materials (papal encyclicals, Liber Usualis, Catholic sheet music, the Summa, etc.) and good Catholic websites and social venues (forums, dating sites, etc.)
Word of mouth and reputation are key here, with regards to sorting the wheat from the chaff.
The Internet can be a great benefit if used properly.
Also, TV has a powerful brainwashing ability because of the medium itself. But when you read
a story, your rational brain is at least engaged, so you can consider the story critically. But unfortunately there aren't many Traditional Catholic newspapers or magazines, due to cost. But thanks to the Internet, a good man, even if he is poor, can run a truly Catholic news site or forum.
I think putting SOME media power in the hands of good Catholic men is a good thing. Even with all the downsides.
Think about the various Traditional Catholic men who have things to teach us: before, they'd have to publish books. Today, they can put their information in eBooks, PDFs, or a blog.