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Submitted by hoytb (United States), Dec 14, 2012 01:16
Critics to my thesis: that de-regulation of media will decrease diversity, attempt to combat my conclusion by stating that the answer isn't deregulation, rather it is competition. However, viewers of this point, such as thefutureofcapitalism.com article are alienating an important point. They fail to address the real issue: The Big 5 media conglomerates would make sure that there is no accessibility to media markets for companies that held different views than their own. If deregulation did occur, the Big Five would just buy up-and-coming media outlets at prices they couldn't afford to refuse, thus ensuring hegemony of media forever.
Part of a paper I just wrote in college, I couldn't disagree with this article more.
And can we please stop framing this issue as a bipartisan talking point? It isn't about pro-regulation or anti-regulation, its about not wanting a guy that ILLEGALLY wiretapped phones having a market share of the news that is akin to the size of his head.
Use your brain and consider the implications if the FCC was to approve this, and similar legislation in the future.
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