Our FCC, paid for with our tax dollars is NOT doing it's job--regulation and oversight of the monopolized power of the corporate media. Instead it is using our tax dollars to act like corporate lobbyists. The FCC has proposed new rules that grants the corporate media more power and less accountability. In spite of Americans speaking out in an incredibly united voice on this issue...where else will you see organizations such as the Christian Coalition, MoveOn.org, National Rifle Association, and NOW stand side by side and demand that media ownership rules be strengthened not weakened?
Here's an issue that we can unite us all....unfortunately, a rare occurrence these days. It would do all of us some good to join together whenever possible....here's a golden opportunity for us.
The Media is fundamentally a crucial issue. No matter what your political issues are (civil liberties, gun control, immigration reform, anti-war) it is incredibly difficult to get folks activated if the media distorts your message or refuses to cover it. The media is fundamental for a democracy to function...that's why our constitution has an amendment for the "fourth estate." They wanted to protect the press from government censorship. However, our founding forefathers (who had a healthy fear of corporations) did not anticipate that the corporations would end up controlling the media and censoring us.
It's not to late!! Something can be done.....Congress has the power to throw out the FCC's new rules. Here's the FreePress info:
Throw Out the Rules
The FCC approved new rules that will unleash a flood of media consolidation across America. The new rules will further consolidate local media markets -- taking away independent voices in cities already woefully short on local news and investigative journalism.
Congress has the power to throw out these rules -- and if hundreds of thousands of people demand it, they'll have to listen. Sign the open letter to Congress urging them to stop the FCC and stand with the public interest. In addition, you may want to contact your Senator and Representative.
800-828-0498 is the toll free phone number of the Congressional switchboardTAKE ACTION FOLKS....WE CAN STOP THIS ANTI-DEMOCRATIC FCC IF WE ACT RIGHT NOW...IT'S IMPORTANT FOR ALL AMERICANS....