Diverse news selections and opinions are rapidly becoming obsolete with an appalling massive media takeover.
In 1995, 20 corporations owned and controlled 50 percent of American radio and TV stations, newspapers, magazines, book publishers and major movie studios.
At this writing, six corporations control the majority of the media in our country. It’s a one-size-fits-all mentality. While we hunger for serious discussion and debate on public affairs, these six corporations now control the subjects we are fed.
Consider this. In 1945, 80 percent of our daily newspapers were independently owned. Today 80 percent of them are owned by corporate chains.
The Federal Communications Commission’s decision to allow a single company to own both a television station and the local newspaper must be overturned.
If you give a damn, I encourage you to contact your local congressional reps and urge them to co-sponsor [Sen. Byron Dorgan’s] resolution of disapproval, which now has 19 co-sponsors in the Senate and six co-sponsors in the House.
— Pam Reagan