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originally posted by: Liquesence
a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
You are absolutely correct that it is a serious concern that the majority of the media are owned by a very few companies.
That is not a suppression of speech issue, but rather a corporate law issue.
In 1983, 90% of US media was controlled by 50 companies; as of 2011, 90% was controlled by just 6 companies.
This infographic created by Jason at Frugal Dad shows that almost all media comes from the same six sources.
And today, most of our media is controlled by one of six companies. Check out Frugaldad’s infographic on the state of media consolidation in the U.S.
The Federal Communications Commission, an independent federal agency, does not license broadcast networks, but issues them to individual broadcast stations that are renewed on a staggered basis for eight-year periods.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: smurfy
Trump does not seem to be aware that TV networks are not licensed. Another one of those complicated things he didn't know about.
originally posted by: Gothmog
I believe it is a wonderful idea. A lot of these so-called news shows are only taking advantage of the less informed people of the US. That is a despicable act by very despicable groups.Instead of informing the populace , they propagandize everything.
Its all about money .