On June 2, the Federal Communications Commission intends to lift
restrictions on media ownership that could allow your local newspaper,
cable provider, radio stations, and TV channels all to be owned by one
company. MORE from
What’s this nonsense I hear about plans for further FCC “deregulation”?
No-no-no-no-no. Not on my watch, thank you.
There was a time when the media could be ruled by the free market and Adam
Smith would have approved. Those days have been replaced, at the hands of
retrograde economic policy and FCC deregulation, with a historic
concentration of media ownership and voluntary censorship.
Pravda ain’t got nothin’ on ClearChannel, baby.
I’d like to slap each of the hacks who still, despite all real world
experiences to the contrary, continue to promise more diversity and higher
quality through deregulation. Taking their cues from Satan these vermin
would convict Peter Zenger and ban Tom Paine. They’d then swagger to the
bank with their commissions to the tune of whatever RIAA was pushing that
month. Our ancestors tarred-and-feathered swine like that for serving the
Hudson Bay Company and the East Indian Tea Company and the next American
generation to grow a backbone will do it again.
I support a rule change: prohibit any Person from owning more than one
media outlet in the country. Period. It’s the only way to perserve public
order and the republic. “All top-50! All spectrum! All the time!” That’s
not diversity. That’s not democracy.
That’s not American.