Aug 31 2017
07:39 am

Hold the line against media oligopolies

When Ben Bagdikian wrote "The Media Monopoly" in 1983, he was aghast that the holdings of only 50 companies accounted for more than half of U.S. mass media. Today it takes only six transnational mega-corporations to account for ownership of the vast majority of our mass media.

That’s why we must stop the sleazy machinations underway in Congress, the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission.

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Sinclair consolidation

Andy Kroll in current issue of MoJo - Ready for Trump TV? Inside Sinclair Broadcasting’s Plot to Take Over Your Local News

“The management of WBFF Fox 45 stands behind the president,” the anchor said, “and our nation’s leaders in the vow that terrorism must be stopped. If you agree, make your voice heard.” It was days after the attacks of September 11, 2001, and soon all 62 of Sinclair’s stations would deliver messages like this, to millions of viewers around the country.

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Also, read a few days ago

Also, read a few days ago that the FCC is considering eliminating the local studio rule for broadcast TV stations. This means a McTeeVee station in LA or wherever could broadcast anywhere they can put up an antenna.

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