THE 1996 TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
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, is a prime media monopolist himself and the vast majority of his other US holdings are part of the ‘one liberal voice’, for instance; WSJ. NY Daily.
Thus, freedom of the press has been denied by legislation, not with clear expressed intention in 1996, but exempting anti-trust regulations (regulations passed exactly for this current travesty). Nevertheless, the results are the destruction of dissenting opinion and destruction of a viable freedom of the press in the USA.
The Liberal Media Monopoly deny bias, deflect or ignore any voice to the contrary. Of course, they do, its their opinions, and any mention of it floods the airways. Even Fox News doesn’t call for the return of media anti-trust regulation and repeal of the 1996 telecommunications act. Mr. Murdoch would have their cohune’s. Media bias has been discussed somewhat on FOX, however the 1996 anti-trust exemption for media has never been adequately if at all discussed. To recognize an injustice and constitutional violation, but not call for action against the obvious cause is damn cowardliness by FOX television host, who likely don’t want to be fired. 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 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 Supreme Court, all who have eyes and ears, even if various improvements are needed, are the only voice that is not monetarily indentured and 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. It would take a very brave Supreme Court to act with what would result in damnation from all US media, and most politicians 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.
HEAR ME AMERICA. HEAR ME SUPREME COURT. RESTORE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS, with real dissent, opposing opinions, lively debates and our democracies foundation.
James Kirk-Wiggins (c) August 2017