WE MUST RESTORE TRUE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
The current media monopoly, total liberal bias, one liberal voice, with an anti-Trump agenda, must be STOPPED. Our Media monopolies are a textbook example of the necessity of Anti-Trust law.
We no longer have freedom of the press. Through consolidation since 1996 Five corporations own 90% of the Media. All speak with a liberal and anti-Trump opinion.
There is no possibility a startup conservative media could compete or have a modicum of success in the media marketplace. Differing opinions with new and differing political philosophies is null. This very idea considering the wealth and existing consolidation and monopolization of the Multi-Billion-dollar media corporations is certainly a silly proposition. No one on Shark Tank would invest a penny.
With the possible exception of some Fox News host, there is one liberal biased opinion shared by all the major cable and major internet news sources. Fox News owner, Rupert Murdoch, is a prime media monopolist himself with two Liberal One Voice stars; The Wall Street Journal and NY Post.
Freedom of the press has been denied by legislation, “The Telecommunications Act of 1996.” It was signed by Bill Clinton, and passed congress after much heavy lobbying. This law exempted the media from most Antitrust laws, not clearly expressing this intention, nevertheless, the results were the destruction of dissenting newsprint and media opinion and destruction of a viable freedom of the press in the USA, as over 50 major media corporations muted into FIVE. The prevention of such a thorough monopolization was the core of Antitrust legislation.
The Liberal Media Monopoly deny bias, and deflect or ignore any voice to the contrary. Of course, they do, it’s their opinions, and any mention of it, floods the airwaves. Even Fox News doesn’t call for the return of media antitrust regulation and repeal of the 1996 telecommunications act. Mr. Murdoch would have their cojones. Media bias has been discussed somewhat on FOX, however the 1996 antitrust exemption for media, has never been adequately, if discussed at all. To recognize an injustice and constitutional violation, yet unbelievably not call for action against the obvious cause, is damn cowardliness by FOX television host, or they don’t want to be fired. Integrity can be a burden from hell if you believe it may destroy all you’ve built. It’s a David and Goliath story, but there is no David.
Not to be outdone is the cowardliness of conservative legislators who certainly are aware, who also may complain quietly of bias, but they most significantly, are fully aware who pays their campaign and committee chairmanship fees. The bias is so obvious, but it definitely is the elephant in the room no one wants to mention the cause and it’s remedy.
The Supreme Court, all members are very intelligent and have eyes and ears. They are the only capable voice that is not monetarily indentured or bound from action. The Supreme Court should take action now to restore Freedom of the Press. It CAN be done legally without any lower court actions. (If not isn’t there a David in America that has the resources to do so.)
It would take a very brave Supreme Court to act with what would result in damnation from all US media, and most politicians whom are not absent. Possibly calls for impeachment would be heard, but America knows what’s going on, and politicians know the way the wind and money blows. But if the Supreme Court will not uphold the Bill of Rights, and Freedom of the Press, then our democracy is at a precipice, and will degrade and infect other pillars of liberty, until the Constitution is neutered, and historical only.
HEAR ME AMERICA. HEAR ME SUPREME COURT. RESTORE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS, with real dissent, opposing opinions, lively debates and our democracies foundation.
Opinion; by James Kirk-Wiggins
(c) One Free Press August 2017