Monday, May 12, 2003

The FCC makes me sick

According to Zeldman: "On 2 June 2003, the FCC proposes to remove laws that prevent any single company from owning every TV channel or newspaper in your city. If these regulations change, a company with a right- or left-wing agenda could eliminate your access to opposing views. One with no political agenda could eliminate intelligent programming and replace it with sewage that sells ad time. Don't let one conglomerate control what you and your family can watch, read, or hear. See this or that and contact your representative."

Funny thing. The reason for the FCC's existence is to regulate the airwaves in the public's best interest. Time and time again they have violated their own mission and demonstrated that they are far more interested in the creation of media monopolies.

Am I the only one that thinks that any country which claims to have a government by the people for the people also needs a media which is by the people for the people? Of course we all know that this is a government increasingly by the corporations for the corporations so it's no surprise that one of it's agencies would increasingly act in the interest of corporations.

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