Sunday, January 6, 2013

Danger for Democracy

Media Consolidation, powerful profit interests, the repeal of our Fairness Doctrine, are three forces that are a danger to our ability to make informed political choices.  They are a clear and present danger to democracy.  Other countries have more freedom of the press than we do.  As Walter Lippmann said, "All that the sharpest critics of democracy have alleged is true, if there is no steady supply of trustworthy and relevant news.  Incompetence, corruption, and ultimate disaster, must come to any people which is denied an assured access to the facts."   Let's reinstate the U.S. Fairness Doctrine of 1986.

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