Feedback: media ownership

Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 08:51 AM

It seems Kerry rarely misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity. His failure to talk up the media consolidation issue is a case in point. The grassroots and bipartisan outcry triggered by Michael Powell’s highhanded FCC initiative should have put this topic near the top of the campaign’s agenda.

Your show noted that the FCC is bipartisan, which is often presented as the fair and democratic way to go. I am concerned about the culture of politics that this expresses -- why does the news media equate bipartisan with democratic? I think the two parties are able to remain in control in part because they cultivate the image that they represent the spectrum of legitimate ideas of the American people. What we need is a NON-partisan commission.

how can the first amendment apply to corporations, when "corporations"
didn't exist when the first amendment was written?



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